Golden Knights score six to end skid, send Blues to seventh straight loss


ST. LOUIS — The Vegas Golden Knights scored four times in the second period and ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Monday.

Alec Martinez scored twice, William Carrier had a goal and an assist, and Robin Lehner made 31 saves for the Golden Knights (25-10-2), who were 0-2-1 their past three games.

Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had an assist in his return to St. Louis for the first time since he signed an eight-year, $61.6 million free agent contract. He spent his first 12 NHL seasons with the Blues after being the fourth pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.

Ville Husso allowed five goals on 18 shots for the Blues (16-16-6), who have lost seven straight (0-6-1) and eight in a row at home (0-6-2). Husso was replaced by Jordan Binnington in the second period; Binnington made 12 saves on 13 shots.

Leading 2-1, Vegas scored three times in 1:59 to chase Husso from the game in the second when Martinez scored his second of the game at 7:08 to make it 3-1. Carrier made it 4-1 at 7:40 and Jonathan Marchessault made it 5-1 at 9:07.

Nicolas Hague greeted Binnington with a goal at 13:00 to make it 6-1.

Tomas Nosek scored his second goal in as many games to give Vegas a 1-0 lead at 6:25 of the first. 

Martinez made it 2-0 at 12:25 on a wrist shot from the left point through traffic.

Tyler Bozak cut the Vegas lead to 2-1, scoring at 17:01 from the slot from a Zach Sanford pass during a delayed penalty.

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