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St. Louis 4, San Jose 0
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, November 9, 2018
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Garrett Rank, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 17032

Chad Johnson stopped all 33 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and the eighth of his career as the St. Louis Blues pulled away for a 4-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Blues. Alex Pietrangelo and Ryan O'Reilly also scored as St. Louis won for the second game in a row and the fourth time in the past five contests.

Brent Burns and Timo Meier paced San Jose with six shots on goal each. The Sharks have dropped back-to-back games and were shut out for the second time this season.

Johnson made six saves in the first period, 13 in the second and 14 in the third to notch his first shutout since Nov. 30, 2016.

Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell made 27 saves on 31 shots to fall to 1-2-2 on the season.

St. Louis opened the scoring with 5:10 to play in the first period. Vladimir Tarasenko handled the puck behind the net and slid a hard pass to Pietrangelo, who lifted a wrist shot for his second goal of the season.

The sequence increased Tarasenko's point streak to six games. He has four goals and four assists during that span.

The Blues increased their lead to 2-0 with 14:32 remaining in the second period. O'Reilly punched a shot into the net from the right side of the crease to extend his point streak to a career-high nine games (eight goals, eight assists).

Schwartz scored midway through the second period to make it 3-0. He capitalized on a perfectly placed pass from Tyler Bozak for his second goal of the season and his first since Oct. 25.

Blues center Brayden Schenn missed his second straight game because of an upper-body injury.

Sharks defenseman Tim Heed made his season debut. The 27-year-old from Sweden registered one shot in 13:01 of ice time. He appeared in 30 games over the previous two seasons with San Jose.

The Blues improved to 5-1-2 when they score first. The Sharks are 1-4-0 when their opponent scores first, compared with a record of 7-2-3 when they notch the opening goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Jose   St. Louis
N/A Points Jaden Schwartz 2
N/A Goals Jaden Schwartz 1
N/A Assists Tyler Bozak 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Aaron Dell .871 Save Percentage Chad Johnson 1.000
Aaron Dell 27 Saves Chad Johnson 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 33 0 0-4 4-4 10 18
St. Louis 31 4 0-4 4-4 10 37
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Blues have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Sharks have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .556 after a loss.