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>>Blues Blast Devils

 

Jaden Schwartz got his first goal in 23 games - a span of 73 shots - on a night when no St. Louis player had trouble finding the net.

 

Alex Pietrangelo and Ivan Barbashev each scored twice as the Blues won their seventh straight game, blowing out the New Jersey Devils 8-3 on Tuesday night.

 

Ryan O'Reilly, Mackenzie MacEachern and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Blues, whose eight goals were a season high. St. Louis' winning streak is its longest since Jan. 17-Feb. 5, 2015, when it also had seven consecutive victories.

 

Rookie Jordan Binnington made 20 saves to win his sixth straight start, becoming the second goalie in Blues history with a winning streak of at least six games. Brent Johnson twice won seven in a row in 2000 and 2001. Binnington is 10-1-1 since he made his first career start on Jan. 7.

 

Pavel Zacha, Kyle Palmieri and Mirco Mueller scored for the Devils, who have lost 10 straight to St. Louis. In the last 16 meetings between the teams, the Blues are 14-2-0.

 

St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko had two assists, extending his point streak to a career-high nine games (seven goals, seven assists).

 

Keith Kinkaid allowed all eight St. Louis goals, a career high, on 39 shots, and fell to 0-4-1 against the Blues.

 

The Blues scored three goals on 20 shots in the first period to take a 3-1 lead.

 

The Blues are at Arizona on Thursday.

 

>>Bruins Blast Blackhawks

 

Jack Eichel set up two goals to spark an opportunistic offense, and goalie Linus Ullmark stopped 24 shots - including all 10 in the third period - in an efficient 3-1 win over the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal 6:49 into the second period by crashing the net and redirecting Eichel's backhand centering pass from the left wing.

 

Ullmark then played a big role in preserving the one-goal lead before Johan Larsson swept in a loose puck to seal the win with 2:25 remaining.

 

Jeff Skinner, set up off Eichel's faceoff win, scored his team-leading 34th and the Sabres improved to 3-2-1 six games into a seven-game homestand.

 

Robin Lehner stopped 19 shots against his former team, and the Islanders had a three-game winning streak snapped while losing in regulation for just the second time in 13 games (9-2-2).

 

Alex DeBrincat, Duncan Keith, and Erik Gustafsson tallied goals for the Blackhawks.

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