Blues hang on against Devils, win 7th straight

St. Louis, MO ( – Jake Allen was just three minutes and 25
seconds from recording three consecutive shutouts, instead settling for a 24-
save victory as St. Louis escaped with a 4-3 result over New Jersey in the
back end of a home-and-home set.

Allen made 24 saves to blank the Ducks on Oct. 30, then stopped 26 shots in a
1-0 decision against the Devils on Tuesday to open the brief set. He was
measured by Michael Ryder late in regulation, however, to end the scoreless

Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko each posted a goal and one assist for
the Blues, who extended their season-best win streak to seven consecutive
games. Alexander Steen and David Backes added power-play markers for the

Ryder tallied twice and Marek Zidlicky once for the Devils, who avoided being
shut out in back-to-back games for the first time in more than a year.

Cory Schneider was pulled early in the third period after allowing three goals
on 25 shots. Keith Kinkaid finished the contest with three stops on four