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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) -  Alexander Steen  lit the lamp twice and 
T.J.  Oshie had  two assists as the  St. Louis Blues cruised past the Montreal 
Canadiens, 5-1, at Scottrade Center. 

Jaden Schwartz, Chris Stewart, and Maxim Lapierre all scored for the Blues and 
Brenden  Morrow  tallied his  300th assist  to help the Blues snap a two-game 
losing streak. 

Jaroslav Halak stopped 25-of-26 shots in the victory. 

Brendan  Gallagher  supplied Montreal's lone  goal and Carey Price allowed all 
five goals for the Canadiens, who have lost two of their last three. 

"We're  making simple  mistakes that  we shouldn't  be making,"  said Montreal 
winger  Brian Gionta. "We're not supporting each other. We're not backing each 
other up and ... that's just not the way we need to be playing." 

The Blues started  the scoring 4:20 into  the first. Oshie rushed up the left 
wing and dished a pass to Steen over towards the right of Price. Steen reached 
to  gather the  puck and lifted a  shot past a sliding Price for a shorthanded 
marker. 

Steen tallied his 24th goal of the season almost four minutes later. Derek Roy 
carried  the puck  into the Montreal zone  and dropped a pass back to Steen at 
the  right  circle. Steen quickly wristed  the puck over the shoulder of Price 
for his second of the night. 

"We  stuck  with it and just  played the way we  should be playing, the way we 
were playing early in the season," said Steen. 

The Blues went  up by three at 13:33  in the first. Morrow dished a pass from 
behind  the net  and into the slot  for Stewart, who snapped the puck into the 
net. 

Gallagher  knocked a rebound out of the air to get Montreal on the board 12:51 
into the second. 

Schwartz  fired a  shot through the arm of  Price to give the Blues a 4-1 lead 
12:21 into the third. 

The Blues  made it 5-1  with 2:27 remaining.  Douglas Murray sent an inerrant 
pass  through the slot  and Lapierre slapped the puck into the back of the net 
to account for the final score. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Blues are now 20-1-2 when scoring first ... St. Louis went 0-for-6 on the 
power  play despite scoring  five goals ... The Blues have won their last five 
games against the Canadiens ... Montreal plays in Nashville on Saturday, while 
St. Louis travels to Edmonton on Saturday. 

 
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