Elliott wins again, Blues beat Rangers

Elliott wins again, Blues beat Rangers

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St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott keeps his eye on the puck as he makes a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 15 at 9:56 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian Elliott made 25 saves, and Alex Steen had a goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

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 Elliott, who has won nine of his last 10, lowered his NHL-leading goals-against average to 1.43 and increased his league-best save percentage to .950.

The Blues (7-0-1) have 15 of a possible 16 points against Eastern Conference foes this season. St. Louis also has beaten up the Rangers over the past 10 years, going 9-1-3 since 2000-01.

Steen's goal put him in double digits with 10. Patrik Berglund, David Perron and Jami Langenbrunner also scored for the Blues, who have points in 14 of their last 16 games.

Michael Del Zotto scored for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves.

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