Sans Doan, Coyotes fall behind early and cannot recover in shutout

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Yeo has the St. Louis Blues right in the thick of the playoff race in the NHL's Western Conference, and his players gave the coach another winning effort Saturday night. Jake Allen stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season to lead the Blues to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. St. Louis moved to 14-7 since Yeo replaced Ken Hitchcock, who was fired Feb. 1. Scottie Upshall, Alex Pietrangelo and David Perron scored to help the Blues win for the seventh time in eight games overall and beat the Coyotes for the ninth straight time. It was St. Louis' fifth shutout since Feb. 2, Yeo's first game as head coach. "We're just playing well, playing with confidence," Allen said. "But we don't have a choice. We're in a spot where we can't take our foot off the gas ... we have to play every single game like that and give yourself an honest chance to win and go from there." Allen improved to 6-0-0 in his career against the Coyotes and earned his 15th career shutout. He stopped Teemu P
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