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St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 30, 2019
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Jesse Marquis
Attendance: 18096

The St. Louis Blues got third-period goals from Ivan Barbashev, Mackenzie MacEachern and Jaden Schwartz on Saturday to win their third straight game, 5-2 over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

Justin Faulk and Nathan Walker also scored for St. Louis, which is 5-1-1 in its past seven.

Jordan Binnington stopped 29 of 31 Penguins shots.

Sam Lafferty and Kris Letang scored for Pittsburgh, which lost its second straight. Matt Murray made 22 saves.

The Penguins played mostly with five defensemen. Brian Dumoulin was helped off the ice in the first minute after St. Louis' Zach Sanford fell on his right leg as the two pursued the puck behind the Pittsburgh net. There was no information on his status.

Faulk's first goal with the Blues opened the scoring at 7:52 of the first, just after a St. Louis power play. Sanford and defensemen Jack Johnson, battling in front of Murray, served as a screen for Faulk's shot from the right point.

On a stellar individual effort, Lafferty tied it at 6:27 of the second. The rookie carried the puck across the blue line and turned defenseman Derrick Pouliot, a one-time Pittsburgh prospect, inside out. With a clear shot at Binnington, he used a head fake, then slid the puck around the goalie's left skate for his fourth NHL goal.

Walker, who also picked up his first goal with the Blues, restored St. Louis' lead, 2-1, at 14:01 of the second. He batted a fluttering puck out of the air from the top of the right circle. It bounced and knuckled past Murray for his second career NHL goal in his 14th game.

Barbashev extended the lead to 3-1 at 2:54 of the third. The trailing player on a two-on-two, he converted a feed from Robert Thomas.

MacEachern, from the right post, shoveled in a feed from Jacob de la Rose to make it 4-1 at 7:09 of the third.

The Penguins cut it to 4-2 at 13:03 on Letang's shot from the right point that glanced in off St. Louis defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

Schwartz beat Murray point blank on a power play at 17:05.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Sam Lafferty 1 Points Jaden Schwartz 2
Sam Lafferty 1 Goals Jaden Schwartz 1
Joseph Blandisi 1 Assists Ryan O'Reilly 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jaden Schwartz 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Matt Murray .815 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .935
Matt Murray 22 Saves Jordan Binnington 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 31 2 0-2 2-3 6 27
St. Louis 27 5 1-3 2-2 4 22
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Blues have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Penguins have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .462 after a loss.