Blais scores shootout winner, Blues beat Bruins 2-1

St. Louis Blues Alexander Steen skates toward his bench in the first perod against the New York Islanders at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 11, 2017. St. Louis defeated New York 4-3. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Sammy Blais scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Alexander Steen scored in regulation for St. Louis, which had a franchise-record 11-game winning streak snapped on Thursday in Dallas. Jordan Binnington stopped 31 shots through overtime and then five more in the shootout to improve to 14-2-1.

Chris Wagner scored for the Bruins, who had a seven-game win streak snapped but earned a point for the 13th consecutive game. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

Tyler Bozak also scored for St. Louis in the shootout, and Charlie Coyle had a goal for Boston.

Steen scored for the first time in 27 games to give St. Louis a lead in the first period lead. He whipped a wrist shot from the faceoff circle past Rask on the Blues first shot of the contest at 7:15.

Wagner tied it in the second by converting off a past from Kevan Miller.

Coyle was making made his debut for the Bruins. He was acquired in trade with Minnesota for Ryan Donato and fifth-round draft pick on Wednesday.

NOTES: Boston RW David Pastrnak missed his sixth consecutive game with a thumb injury. … St. Louis C Brayden Schenn missed his second game in a row with an upper body injury. … The Blues improved to 26-14-2 under interim coach Craig Berube, who took over for Mike Yeo on Nov. 19.


Bruins: Host San Jose on Tuesday night.

Blues: At Minnesota on Sunday.

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