Tarasenko stays hot as Blues come back to beat Devils 5-2
By Associated Press
St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) smiles after scoring past New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the St. Louis Blues beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night.
Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who overcame an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis improved to 13-1-3 on home ice.
Adam Henrique and Miles Wood scored for the Devils, while Cory Schneider made 26 saves. New Jersey's losing streak is at a season-high four games and the Devils dropped their seventh straight game against St. Louis.
Henrique gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal at 7:39 of the first period. Tarasenko whiffed on a shot from the point for the Blues, sending Henrique and Travis Zajac in on a 2-on-1.
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