Schwartz helps surging Blues beat Avalanche 3-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jaden Schwartz had a goal and assist and the St. Louis Blues’ defense stifled the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-1 victory on Monday night.
Brian Elliott made 17 saves, T.J. Oshie scored and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson got his second goal of the season for the Blues. St. Louis has scored in a season-best eight consecutive games, going 7-0-1 in that stretch.
Alexander Steen had two assists, giving him 18 points during a 10-game points streak. Ken Hitchcock won his 153rd game with St. Louis, tied with Brian Sutter for second on the franchise list.
The Blues have won eight of nine t home against Colorado.
Matt Duchene scored for the Avalanche, who finished 1-2-2 on a five-game road trip.