Brian Elliott made 21 saves to help the St. Louis Blues win for the ninth time in their last 11 games with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
Ryan Reaves and Chris Stewart scored for the Blues, who are in sixth in the Western Conference with 54 points - one behind Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Jose, who are tied for third.
Antoine Roussel scored for Dallas, which came in with six victories in its last seven games. The Stars are tied with Detroit for ninth place in the West with 47 points, two behind Columbus, which holds the final playoff spot.
Elliott recorded his league-leading eighth win in April, won for the sixth time in his last seven games and improved to 8-1 since a two-game stint in the minors in late March.
The Blues scored only seven goals in their previous seven games but posted a 5-2 mark thanks to the play of Elliott, who stopped 74 of 77 shots in winning three games over the last four days. Elliott (11-7-1) has not allowed a goal in 17 of his la...