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Blues blank Flames

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak posted 33 stops for his third 
shutout of the season as the St. Louis Blues thumped the Calgary Flames, 5-0. 

Vladimir  Sobotka and  Vladimir Tarasenko each had a goal and an assist, while 
Chris  Stewart,  Alex Pietrangelo, and Ian  Cole all scored for the Blues, who 
have won a season-high seven straight. 

"It's  nice  to string  a couple  together here," said  St. Louis center David 
Backes said. "It seems like you have to to stay paced with some of these other 
teams in the West." 

Karri  Ramo was tagged for all five goals on 29 shots for the Flames, who have 
lost six of seven and were shut out for a fifth game during that time. 

"If  we look at the past weeks there are some games that we got shutout and we 
deserved  to be  shut out," said Calgary  head coach Bob Hartley. "But this is 
kind  of a  lingering effect on us and  tonight I felt like we had quite a few 
scoring  chances.  Grade A scoring chances  between the hash marks and we even 
fanned on some shots. So right now the net is awfully small for us. That's the 
result of not scoring." 

St. Louis got on the board halfway through the first period, as Derek Roy made 
a  move to get past the defender in the deep left boards then sent the puck to 
Stewart, who one-timed it from the left circle for his 15th of the year. 

Just over two minutes later, the Blues made it a 2-0 game as Sobotka skated in 
down the right point and let fly with a wrister that beat Ramo cleanly. 

It  was  a 3-0 game  at 6:47 of  the second as Tarasenko  sent a pass from the 
right circle to the left where Cole wristed it in for his second of the year. 

The Blues scored a pair of power-play goals in the third to turn the game into 
a rout. 

Kevin  Shattenkirk's slap shot from the left point tipped off of Pietrangelo's 
stick  in  front at 1:16,  and Tarasenko scored on  a one-timer from the right 
circle at 3:32. 

                                   Game Notes 

St.  Louis, which is  7-0-2 in its last nine road games, plays in Vancouver on 
Friday ... Calgary has scored just five goals in its past seven games, four of 
which  came in  a win  against  Colorado on  Monday  ... The  Flames host  the 
Penguins on Saturday ... Halak has 28 shutouts in his career. 

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