Blues beat Rangers in shootout

New York, NY ( – Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the third
round of the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 win over the New York

Brian Elliott poked-checked the puck away from Rick Nash prior to Tarasenko
skating in and wristing the puck into the left corner of the net past Cam
Talbot for the win.

Tarasenko had a goal and an assist while Patrik Berglund and Jay Bouwmeester
also scored for the Blues, who have won five straight games. Elliott made 36
saves in the win.

Martin St. Louis scored twice and Chris Kreider added a marker for the
Rangers, who have dropped three of their last four. Talbot posted 31 stops.

New York scored 5:29 in on the power play as Matt Hunwick’s shot from the high
slot was tipped in by Kreider for his third of the year.

Tarasenko tied the game at 7:18 of the second on the power play with a
highlight-reel goal. Skating down the middle, he got past two defenders and
skated to the left, reaching back to his right with one hand on the stick to
backhand the puck past Talbot.

The Blues took a 2-1 lead 3:50 into the third when a Barret Jackman shot from
the left point hit off the skate of Berglund and went in.

New York, though, tied the game at 6:28 when St. Louis sent the puck over the
Carl Hagelin, who reversed the puck behind the net to the right side where St.
Louis stuffed the puck in past Elliott, who was looking the other way.

It was a 3-2 lead for the Rangers when St. Louis tipped in a Nash pass on a
rush play at 13:17, but the Blues tied the game just over a minute later when
Bouwmeester lasered a wrister into the left corner.

Game Notes

The Rangers host the Red Wings on Wednesday … St. Louis plays in New Jersey
on Tuesday to wrap up its quick two-game road trip … St. Louis has won four
of the last five games against New York … The Rangers were 1-for-4 on the
power play while the Blues went 1-for-3.