NHL roundup: Allen’s shutout leads Blues past Jets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jake Allen made 26 saves and recorded his first shutout of the season as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Friday night.
Alex Steen scored for the Blues during a second-period power play. The Jets managed just six shots on goal in the third period.
Allen’s last shutout was a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Dec. 7, 2017. He’s 8-7-4 in 21 games this season.
Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Jets, who had their season-long four-game winning streak snapped.
Winnipeg was last shut out in their fourth game of the season, a 3-0 loss in Nashville on Oct. 11.
The Jets, who were starting a four-game homestand, outshot the Blues 13-9 in the scoreless first period. Winnipeg was 0 for 2 on the power play and St. Louis was 0 for 1.
Blues defenseman Robert Bertuzzo blocked a couple of hard shots by Patrik Laine during a Winnipeg power play early in the second period. Laine scored five goals in an 8-4 victory over St. Louis on Nov. 24.
STARS 3, SHARKS 2
DALLAS (AP) — Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored in the third period, and Dallas beat San Jose for its fourth consecutive victory.
The game was tied at 1 before Heiskanen scored from the top of the right faceoff circle 4:38 into the third. Ritchie then got his second of the season at 6:26, making it 3-1 Dallas.
The Stars also got a solid performance from Ben Bishop, who made a season-high 41 saves.
Evander Kane and Logan Couture scored for San Jose, which was coming off consecutive wins against Montreal and Carolina. Erik Karlsson had two assists, and Martin Jones stopped 27 shots.
The Sharks dominated the first period, outshooting Dallas 13-5. San Jose nearly scored 1:14 into the game when Timo Meier’s shot from the slot hit the right post