Binnington makes 50 saves, Blues top Golden Knights to end skid


ST. LOUIS — Jordan Binnington made 50 saves, and the St. Louis Blues ended their seven-game skid with a 3-1 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Enterprise Center on Wednesday.

Jake Walman scored his first NHL goal for the Blues (17-16-6), who were 0-6-1 their previous seven games and had lost eight in a row at home (0-6-2).

Nicolas Roy scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the Golden Knights (25-11-2), who scratched defenseman Alec Martinez because of an undisclosed injury.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored 48 seconds into the first period with a wrist shot high glove side to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

Sammy Blais made it 2-0 at 7:21 of the first with a wrist shot from the high slot.

Vegas outshot St. Louis 21-4 in the second period.

Walman, a defenseman, scored at 13:31 of the third on a long rebound of Jordan Kyrou‘s shot to make it 3-0.

Roy ended Binnington’s shutout at 15:44 for the 3-1 final.

Blues forward Mike Hoffman was a healthy scratch for the second time in five games.

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