The St. Louis Blues used another night of solid goaltending to beat a spunky Buffalo Sabres team, 2-1, on Thursday night.
The franchise-record 52nd win for the Note didn’t come easy, despite grabbing the lead on an early second-period goal from Max Lapierre. The second straight game against an Eastern Conference foe proved to be physical once again with Buffalo out-hitting St. Louis 22-20.
The Blues picked up a late goal from Brendan Morrow with less than two minutes to play which proved to be important. Cody Hodgsen made a David Backes interference penalty costly with his power-play goal with 56 seconds left.
Brian Elliott’s 24 saves were enough to close out the game and draw the Blues even with the Boston Bruins, tied now with 111 points after Boston’s overtime loss to Toronto Thursday.
St. Louis plays its final game of five consecutive at home when the Blues host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.