Posted December 26, 2011 on AP on Fox
Adam Cracknell, recalled from the minors earlier Monday, put St. Louis ahead for good in the second period and the Blues scored two rare power-play goals in a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. St. Louis, which won its sixth successive home game, improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine. The Blues are 15-3-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. Dallas lost for the third time in eight games. The Stars had won the previous five games against St. Louis. Chris Stewart scored twice for St. Louis including an empty-net goal with 50 seconds left. Evgeny Grachev, Chris Stewart and Jason Arnott also tallied for the Blues, who improved to 14-3-1 at home. The Blues scored two power-play goals in a game for just the second time this season. They broke out of an 0-for-9 slump but still have a league-low 14 goals with the man advantage. Goalie Jaroslav Halak improved to 7-7-4 after losing six of his first seven decisions to begin the season. Mike Ribeiro, Eri...
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