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ST. LOUIS — Justin Faulk scored twice in a 96-second span within the second interval and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to carry the St. Louis Blues to their fifth straight victory with a 6-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night time.

Nick Leddy, Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev and Robert Thomas additionally had targets for St. Louis.

Grant Hutton scored his first NHL purpose for the Islanders, who had gained 5 of their earlier six.

Binnington, who misplaced the No. 1 spot to Ville Husso, recorded his first win since Feb. 27 and improved to 14-13-4.

The Blues jumped in entrance on first-period targets by Leddy and Tarasenko. They’ve recorded at the least one level in every of their final eight video games (7-0-1) and have scored at the least 4 targets in every recreation throughout that streak.

Leddy, acquired from Detroit on March 21, blasted a wrist shot from the excessive slot at 14:21 to kick-start the assault. It was his second purpose along with his new crew. He performed the earlier seven seasons with the Islanders.

Vladimir Tarasenko scores a goal on Semyon Varlamov during the Islanders' 6-1 loss to the Blues.
Vladimir Tarasenko scores a purpose on Semyon Varlamov throughout the Islanders’ 6-1 loss to the Blues.
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Tarasenko pounced on the rebound of a shot from the purpose by Colton Parayko just below three minutes later for his team-best twenty sixth purpose.

Faulk, a defenseman, muscled back-to-back pictures previous Semyon Varlamov early within the second interval for a 4-0 lead.

Thomas, who additionally added two assists, prolonged his career-best level streak to 9 video games along with his 18th purpose of the season late within the second interval. He has six targets and 11 assists throughout the streak.

The Islanders, who accomplished a five-game street journey, had been coming off a 2-1 win at Carolina on Friday.

The Blues moved previous Minnesota and into second place within the Central Division with a two-point lead over the Wild. Minnesota has performed two fewer video games.


Islanders C Casey Cizikas served a one-game suspension from the NHL for a excessive hit on Brendan Smith within the third interval of Friday’s recreation at Carolina.