(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- Kevin Shattenkirk's power-play marker with
3:02 left in regulation was the winner, as St. Louis clipped Winnipeg, 2-1, at
Alex Steen also lit the lamp and Brian Elliott stopped 20 shots for the Blues,
who reached the 20-win plateau by taking their seventh victory in the last 10
"Our goalie made some great saves and I think we were getting nervous when we
didn't score on some opportunities, but I really like the way we fought," said
Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock.
Bryan Little scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Jets, who have
dropped three of their last five.
I thought the game was a game that was a chess match played game early," said
Jets head coach Claude Noel. "They ended up scoring a seeing eye power play
goal, so what can you do?"
Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was sent off for hooking with 3:26 to play in
the third period, and the Blues wasted little time in breaking a 1-1 deadlock.
Derek Roy fed across to Shattenkirk at the left point, and his shot changed
direction en route to the net and floated over Pavelec.
"Sometimes you get rewarded with a couple lucky ones and it was a great game
by both teams," said Shattenkirk.
Steen opened the scoring with 4:44 gone in the second period, as his low shot
from along the goal line to the left of the Winnipeg net found space through
Little evened the game on a power play at the three-minute mark of the
third, taking an Andrew Ladd dish and scoring on a high shot from the inner
edge of the right circle.
The Blues have won two of three against the Jets this season and five of six
since the start of the 2010-11 campaign ... According to the Free Press on
Tuesday, the Jets will host a Heritage Classic -- the NHL's outdoor game in
Canada -- some time during the winter of 2016.