ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Stastny scored the game-winner, Dmitrij Jaskin broke a 16-game scoreless string, and Jake Allen made 21 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in a Central Division showdown on Thursday night.
The Blues clinched the division title and home-ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with their second win over Chicago in five days. It’s their first division title since 2011-2012 and only the third since 1986-87.
Jaskin poked a rebound past Alex Pietrangelo at 17:10 of the second period to break a scoreless tie. It was the Blues’ first goal in 121 minutes, 58 seconds.
The power-play tally was set up when Chicago defenseman David Rundblad took a 4-minute penalty for high-sticking Jori Lehtera. Jaskin’s last goal came March 1 in a 6-5 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Andrew Shaw scored for Chicago…
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