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Blues edge Coyotes

St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak made 20 stops to lead the 
St. Louis Blues in a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. 

T.J.  Oshie scored both goals for the Blues, whose loss to Vancouver on Friday 
snapped a seven-game winning streak. 

"This  was  a good game  for us coming  off that bit of  a break we had," said 
Oshie.  "Halak  made some huge saves  because this game could have easily gone 
the other way if it weren't for him." 

Oliver  Ekman-Larsson  scored the only  goal of the  game for the Coyotes, who 
have dropped their past four games. Mike Smith stopped 16 shots in the loss. 

"This was much better because we gave ourselves a chance to win," said Phoenix 
head  coach Dave  Tippett. "We had a lot  of chances to score in the third. We 
took some steps in fixing our problems here tonight." 

The  only goal of  the first period went to St. Louis near the midway mark, as 
Alex  Pietrangelo skated  around the right circle before finding an open Oshie 
at the top of the circle for a one-timer past Smith. 

St.  Louis  made it  a 2-0 game  at 12:54 of  the second  on the power play as 
Oshie's wrister from the high slot made its way through a screen. 

The Coyotes cut their deficit in half with 47.9 seconds to play in the second. 
On  the power play,  Keith Yandle sent a pass from the left circle over to the 
right where Ekman-Larsson wristed the puck home for his sixth of the year. 

Phoenix,  though,  managed just  eight shots on  net and failed  to score on a 
power  play in the  third as the Blues skated off with a fifth straight win at 

                                   Game Notes 

St.  Louis hosts  Los  Angeles  on Thursday  ...  Phoenix  hosts Vancouver  on 
Thursday ... Phoenix had taken a 3-2 win in overtime at home against St. Louis 
on Nov. 12 ... Both teams were 1-for-3 on the power play. 

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