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Blues top Rangers with 3rd-period power-play goal

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Brenden Morrow #10 of the St. Louis Blues and Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers fight for position at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) By Elsa NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Brenden Morrow #10 of the St. Louis Blues and Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers fight for position at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) By Elsa
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NEW YORK (AP) -- St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Blues got the best of the New York Rangers again in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.

Alexander Steen also had a goal for the Blues before leaving late in the second period with a lower-body injury. David Backes had two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in beating New York’s Henrik Lundqvist in a matchup of Olympic goalies.

New York’s Rick Nash scored his sixth goal in four games—netting at least one in each—but Shattenkirk took advantage of Nash’s slashing penalty, scoring 9 seconds into the power play at 3:09.

Lundqvist made 23 saves in his return from a one-game absence caused by the flu. 

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