WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots, and the streaking St. Louis Blues held on to defeat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Dmitrij Jaskin and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, winners of five straight and 10 of 11. T.J. Oshie added three assists.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored twice, giving him a league-leading 31 goals. He became the fifth player in NHL history to start his career with 10 30-goal seasons.
Ovechkin, who added an assist, has 15 goals in his last 15 games.
Karl Alzner also scored for Washington, which is 1-4-2 in its last seven.
Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green had two assists each. Justin Peters made 36 saves.