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SportBlues beat Capitals for first 3-game win streak of season

06:30  15 january  2019
06:30  15 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Thanks to three goals in under five minutes, St. Louis beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night to put together its first three - game winning streak of the season . The Blues were the only team in the NHL not to win three in a row, and after a rough start

Thanks to three goals in under five minutes, St. Louis beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night to put together its first three - game winning streak of the season . The Blues were the only team in the NHL not to win three in a row, and after a rough start

Blues beat Capitals for first 3-game win streak of season© The Associated Press St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, battles for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43), defenseman John Carlson (74) and left wing Jakub Vrana (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — Vince Dunn scored his first goal since October, David Perron extended his point streak and the St. Louis Blues turned the tables with three goals in five minutes to beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

BOX SCORE: BLUES 4, CAPITALS 1

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Three’s a relief for the St. Louis Blues . Thanks to three goals in under five minutes, St. Louis beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night to put together its first three - game winning streak of the season .

Thanks to three goals in under five minutes, St. Louis beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night to put together its first three - game winning streak of the season . The Blues were the only team in the NHL not to win three in a row, and after a rough start

Dunn banked the puck in on a double deflection for his first goal in 33 games and assisted on Perron's goal with a no-look backhanded pass. Goals by Ivan Barbashev, Dunn and Perron came in a span of 4:42 in the second period, and Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the power play in the third.

Perron, who rejoined St. Louis as a free agent in the offseason, has five goals and nine assists during his career-best 11-game point streak. Tarasenko has eight goals in his last eight games.

Jake Allen made 28 saves to pick up his first victory since Jan. 3. That also came against the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 33rd goal of the season for Washington, which dropped its second in a row. Ovechkin took over sole possession of sixth in NHL history with his 238th career power-play goal and tied Dave Andreychuk at 14th on the all-time list with the 640th goal of his career.

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Dallas started fast with two goals 10 seconds apart and finished strong in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, giving the Stars their first three - game winning streak of the season . Jason Dickinson scored 3:17 into overtime to keep Dallas rolling under first -year coach Jim

The Blues entered the game just 3 -15-1 this season when the opponent scored first , and that’s where they found themselves after Alex Ovechkin’s first Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) battles for the puck against St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) during the first period of

Capitals backup Pheonix Copley allowed four goals on 37 shots in his first game against his former team. Copley got the start over All-Star Braden Holtby, who injured his left eye Saturday when he took a stick to the face through his mask.

The Blues are finally finding some consistency in their 25th game under interim coach Craig Berube. A penalty to Dunn for boarding Brett Connolly paved the way for Ovechkin's power-play goal, but St. Louis stabilized and got good enough goaltending to finally move above .500 at 13-11-1 since Berube took over for the fired Mike Yeo.

NOTES: With two assists, Ryan O'Reilly now has seven in his past seven games. ... Capitals D Brooks Orpik played in his 1,000th regular-season game. Orpik is the first player in NHL history to reach 1,000 with fewer than 20 career goals. ... Blues forwards Jordan Kyrou and Jordan Nolan were in the lineup after being called up Sunday. ... Copley was originally signed by Washington, traded to St. Louis in 2015 and traded back in 2017. ... Capitals 2013 draft pick Zach Sanford, who went to the Blues in the 2017 trade between the teams, played his first game against Washington.

Seguin's 2nd goal lifts Stars past Capitals 2-1 in OT

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Blues ' Jordan Kyrou fights Markus Nutivaara of Columbus for control of the puck in a regular- season game last October at Enterprise Center. Kyrou, 20, had nine goals and 11 assists during a San Antonio franchise record-tying 12- game point streak from Nov. 25 through Jan.

This is a list of the longest team winning streaks or unbeaten streaks in Major League Baseball history. Streaks started at the end of one season are carried over into the following season . The lists below include streaks that consist entirely of regular- season games

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Blues: Undefeated rookie Jordan Binnington is expected to start in goal when they visit the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Capitals: Look to end their two-game skid when they travel to Nashville to face the Predators on Tuesday.

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