Rejoice, Blues fans: the losing streak has finally ended!
The St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Thursday night before a sellout crowd of 18,906 at Enterprise Center.
It was a long, disastrous past couple of weeks for the Blues. They had set the franchise record for most consecutive losses on Tuesday in Philadelphia. But no more. This was a back-and-forth affair — with the Blues leading 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, and 4-3. But until an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining, they just couldn’t get any more space between themselves and the Sharks, who they have now beaten six games in a row.
Torey Krug, Jordan Kyrou and Brandon Saad all scored for the Blues, who had gone four straight games with two goals or less. Meanwhile, Jordan Binnington, lacking a lot of defensive help this year, made 27 saves as St. Louis won for the first time since Oct. 22.
Calle Rosen had a goal and an assist as well. Noel Acciari scored the empty-net shot in the third period.
The Blues are now 4-8-0 for the season. San Jose has lost five in a row — three of which were decided in overtime — falling to 3-9-3.