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St. Louis 4, Arizona 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, February 12, 2021
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, Brandon Gawryletz
Attendance: 2457

Justin Faulk scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Friday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Ivan Barbashev and Brayden Schenn also scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 24 of 25 shots.

Johan Larsson scored for the Coyotes, and Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves.

This was the fifth of seven games in two weeks between the Coyotes and Blues due to COVID-19 postponements elsewhere. Arizona won three of the four previous games in St. Louis.

This was also the opener of an 11-game homestand for the Coyotes.

After going 1-for-17 on the power play in their previous four games, the Blues converted their first opportunity in this one. Faulk's blast from the center point, set up by David Perron's pass, put the Blues ahead just 2:28 into the game.

Ryan O'Reilly nearly put the Blues up 2-0 late in the period, but a replay review determined his shot went under the net with the goal elevated from its mooring.

Larsson tied the 1-1 by jamming a rebound through Binnington 8:44 into the second period.

Conor Garland beat Binnington with a snap shot from the right circle late in the period, but the Blues erased that go-ahead goal with a successful offside challenge.

Faulk put the Blues up 2-1 with 6:35 left on an opportunity created by Jordan Kyrou. Kyrou won the race for the puck to negate an icing call, then came out of the right corner with the puck and doubled back toward the net to feed Faulk breaking to the slot.

Barbashev and Schenn scored empty-net goals to ice the victory.

The Coyotes got captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson back after a 10-game absence. Forward Christian Fischer also returned after missing four games with an undisclosed injury.

But Arizona lost defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to an upper-body injury after just seven shifts.

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist had to be helped off the ice with 3:48 left after crashing awkwardly into the boards.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
St. Louis   Arizona
Justin Faulk 3 Points Johan Larsson 1
Justin Faulk 2 Goals Johan Larsson 1
Justin Faulk 1 Assists Barrett Hayton 1
Justin Faulk 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jordan Binnington .960 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .920
Jordan Binnington 24 Saves Darcy Kuemper 23
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 27 4 1-2 3-3 6 23
Arizona 25 1 0-3 1-2 4 25
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Blues have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .667 after a loss.