The St Louis Blues blanked the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul on Sunday as the visitors increased their winning streak to 10 games.
From seemingly out of nowhere the Blues, 25/1 to win the Stanley Cup, have surged into third place in the Central Division and are now six points behind the Nashville Predators with three games in hand. Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O'Reilly, Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn were all on target for St Louis in the one-sided affair with Jordan Binnington turning away all 31 shots that he faced.
Even more impressive than the 10-game winning streak is the fact that the Blues recorded their third consecutive shut-out having previously defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 and the Arizona Coyotes 4-0. All three wins were on the road and their 17 away victories this season is second in the Western Conference to only the Calgary Flames.
On Tuesday the Blues return home to the Enterprise Center to welcome in the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the few teams it should be noted, that have won more games on the road than St Louis.
The Blues will be going for the season-sweep having defeated the Maple Leafs 4-1 in October at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. A ping-pong schedule follows for St Louis as trips to face the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes and the Anaheim Ducks are interspersed with games against the Boston Bruins, Predators and Stars.
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