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Blues Down Sharks

Brandon Saad scored twice, Ville Husso made 26 saves, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.


Husso was sharp while playing for the first time since Oct. 25. He was put on the COVID-19 list on Oct. 31.


The Blues' backup goalie had shutouts in his last two starts until Jonathan Dahlen's goal at the 8:16 mark of the second ended the shutout streak at 163 minutes, 2 seconds. Husso had stopped 86 straight shots since May 8, 2021.


Saad scored in the first and second periods for his second multi-goal game this season. The other also came against San Jose on Nov. 4.


Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou also scored for the Blues, who won their fourth straight against San Jose.


James Reimer made 44 saves for the Sharks, who gave up a season-high in shots and have lost three of their last four games.


Blues D Scott Perunovich got his first NHL point with a secondary assist on Thomas' goal. Perunovich, a second round pick in the 2018 draft, was playing in his second game.


Blues F Brayden Schenn (upper body) missed his seventh straight game but participated in an optional skate Thursday morning. . Sharks F Lane Pederson (lower body) missed his third straight game and could miss up to two weeks after getting injured on a hit by Winnipeg Jets defenseman Logan Stanley on November 11.


Blues visit Dallas on Saturday.

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