from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat,
Two goals and an assist from Chris Stewart and the first career shutout for St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jake Allen.
While the first part of that equation from Thursday's 3-0 win over Phoenix is entirely believable given Stewart's history, Blues fans might have had trouble believing the second part when the season began.
Allen and Stewart have been providing much needed strength, stabilization and relief just when the Blues (15-10-2) seemed ready to meander toward the back of the Western Conference standings.
Now 7-1 as a starter, Allen has proven a solid fit for the Blues and will return to the net again Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.