Blues top Wild, run winning streak to 10

St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the Blues extended their winning streak to 10 games by posting their third straight shutout, a 4-0 victory over the host Wild on Sunday.

St. Louis hasn’t allowed a goal in 187:16, since late in an 8-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday.

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Ryan O’Reilly, Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn also scored to help the Blues match the best winning streak in franchise history, completed in January 2002. The run also ties St. Louis for the longest streak in the NHL this season. The Blues have won eight straight on the road, their best such run since a 10-gamer in 2000.

“It’s all good stuff,” interim head coach Craig Berube said. “Players are doing a great job, they’re going out and executing every night and playing hard and doing the right things.”

Binnington improved to 12-1-1 since making his first NHL start Jan. 7 with his fourth shutout on the road.

“I think everyone’s happy as a team for that, and it just shows how good we’re playing as a team,” Binnington said. “I think it’s fun to be a Blues fan now.”

Ducks 5, Capitals 2: Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals apiece and Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots in his first game since Dec. 9 as host Anaheim improved to 2-1 under interim head coach Bob Murray. The Ducks had lost 19 of 21 before the change behind the bench. Washington has lost five of its past six road games.

Penguins 6, Rangers 5: Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin scored two goals apiece as host Pittsburgh beat New York, which got two goals from Mats Zuccarello.

Devils 4, Sabres 1: Cory Schneider made 34 saves and Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists as host New Jersey beat Buffalo, which has lost three of four and hasn’t won two in a row in 26 games since mid-December.

Flyers 3, Red Wings 1: Ivan Provorov scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third period and Oskar Lindblom had two goals as visiting Philadelphia won for the 12th time in 14 games.

Panthers 6, Canadiens 3: Aleksander Barkov recorded his second career hat trick and added an assist as host Florida dealt Montreal its fourth consecutive loss.

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