Blues defeat Coyotes 4-3, extend winning streak to 4 games

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ST. LOUIS — Ryan O’Reilly and Vince Dunn scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Jordan Binnington made 30 saves and St. Louis earned its fourth straight win.

Justin Faulk and Mike Hoffman also scored for the Blues, who outshot Arizona 31-22 after being outshot 11-1 in the first 11 minutes of the game.

Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves for Arizona, which has not won consecutive games this season.

Christian Dvorak had two goals and Nick Schmaltz added a score for the Coyotes.

O’Reilly’s second goal of the season stretched St. Louis’ lead to 4-2. O’Reilly has a point in seven consecutive games.

Dunn's third goal of the season gave St. Louis a 3-2 lead with 8:15 remaining in the second period.

Schmaltz cut the Arizona deficit to 4-3, scoring his fourth goal of the season with 2:39 remaining in regulation with Kuemper pulled for an extra attacker.

Dvorak tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal 6:25 into the second period, five seconds after St. Louis had killed off a two-man advantage.

Faulk put the Blues on top 2-1 when he skated to the front of the crease and pushed the puck underneath Kuemper’s pads 3:54 into the second period.

Hoffman tied the game 1-1 when he shot over Kuemper from the right circle for his second goal of the season and first since Jan. 18.

Dvorak scored his fourth goal of the season with 9:45 remaining in the first period, tipping in a feed from Tyler Pitlick.

POWER SURGE

Phil Kessel’s assist on Dvorak’s second goal was his 300th career point on the power play, making him the 15th U.S.-born player to accomplish the feat.

HOME ICE BOOST

The Blues expanded capacity to 1,400 fans after limiting attendance to 300 friends and family of players and staff, plus vaccinated first responders.

UP NEXT:

St. Louis hosts Arizona again Thursday night.

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David Solomon, The Associated Press