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Blues snap 7 game winless streak with 3-1 win over Vegas

St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) looks for a shot as Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game ...
St. Louis Blues' Jake Walman (46) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault (81) watches during the third period of an NHL hocke...
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury slips as a puck flies by during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues W...
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defects a shot from St. Louis Blues' Kyle Clifford (13) as Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Pietrange...
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a puck with his gloves after losing his stick during the third period of an NHL hockey game ag...
St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) passes to teammate Tyler Bozak (21) as Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defends during the th...
St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, right, gets tangled up with Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game...
Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) reaches for the puck as St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21) skates past during the second period of an NHL ho...

St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) looks for a shot as Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game ...

St. Louis Blues' Jake Walman (46) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault (81) watches during the third period of an NHL hocke...

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury slips as a puck flies by during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues W...

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defects a shot from St. Louis Blues' Kyle Clifford (13) as Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Pietrange...

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a puck with his gloves after losing his stick during the third period of an NHL hockey game ag...

St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) passes to teammate Tyler Bozak (21) as Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defends during the th...

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, right, gets tangled up with Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game...

Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) reaches for the puck as St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21) skates past during the second period of an NHL ho...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 45 saves to help the St. Louis Blues snap a seven-game skid a 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko, Sammy Blais, and Jake Walman scored to help St. Louis end an 0-6-1 stretch. It also gave the Blues their first home victory since an overtime win Feb. 18 against San Jose.

The 45 saves were a season high for Binnington, bettering the 42 he had at Vegas on Jan. 24 in the Blues' 5-4 overtime win.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves while losing his third straight start.

Tarasenko scored his third goal of the season 48 seconds into the contest to give St. Louis an early lead.

Blais scored 7:21 into the first when he roofed a feed from David Perron over Fleury’s glove for his fourth goal of the season to make it 2-0. Blais had been a healthy scratch for St. Louis’ previous three contests.

Walman scored his first NHL goal to add some insurance when he one-timed a rebound from Jordan Kyrou past Fleury with 6:27 remaining in regulation to make it 3-0.

Nicoals Roy spoiled Binnington’s bid for his ninth career shutout when he scored his second goal of the season with 4:16 to go.

FIGHT NIGHT:

Kyle Clifford and Ryan Reaves dropped the gloves midway through the first period. It was Clifford’s team-leading fourth fight of the season.

SCRATCHED:

Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was a healthy scratch for the first time this season and forward Mike Hoffman was a healthy scratch for the second time in five games.

LINEUP ROULETTE:

Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson returned to the lineup after missing Vegas’ last three games with an upper body injury. Defenseman Alec Martinez was a late scratch and did not take the ice for warmups after scoring two goals Monday night. Vegas played one skater, short dressing 12 forwards and five defensemen.

UP NEXT

Golden Knights: Host Arizona on Friday night.

Blues: Host Minnesota on Friday night.

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Updated : 2021-04-14 04:17 GMT+08:00