The St. Louis Blues have picked up some wins following a disappointing stretch. Finally getting some consistent play from a goaltender has helped.
The Blues look to beat the Phoenix Coyotes for the second time in a week Thursday night.
After losing five of seven, St. Louis (14-10-2) has won three of four, a stretch that started with a 6-3 victory at Phoenix last Thursday. Patrik Berglund scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 2:12 span of the second period to lead the Blues to their fourth win in five meetings.
Rookie Jake Allen made 23 saves against the Coyotes (13-10-3) and has won his two starts since - both over San Jose. He stopped a season-high 39 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 victory for St. Louis, which is a point ahead of Phoenix as they battle for playoff positioning.
"It doesn't matter if I get 15 shots or 40 shots, you've still got to stop the puck,'' Allen said. "You've got to be ready for everything.''
Allen has gone 6-1-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average in his seven...