Blues score 4 in first period, beat Coyotes 6-4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Vladimir Tarasenko, David Backes and Alexander Steen each had a goal and an assist and the St. Louis Blues used a four-goal first period to beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-4 on Saturday night.
The Blues have won five straight. Jaden Schwartz, Carl Gunnarsson and Patrik Berglund also scored and Colton Parayko added two assists. Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots.
Arizona has lost seven of 10 and are about to start a five-game trip. Max Domi scored twice, Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists and Shane Doan also scored. Louis Domingue stopped 30 of 35 shots before being pulled in the third period.
The Blues led 4-1 after 11 minutes behind Tarasenko’s power-play goal and scores from Steen, Schwartz and Gunnarsson.