The St.Louis Blues beat the Winnepeg Jets 3 to 1 without the elite offensive presence of TJ Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Oshie missed the game in order to witness the birth of his first child and Tarasenko is out for six weeks with a right hand injury which he will need to under go surgery for.
Ryan Miller continues his undefeated ways in regulation only allowing one goal by Eric O’Dell at the start of the third period.
The Blues jumped on the scoreboard first as Brendan Morrow opened up the second period with a wrist shot passed Jets goaltender Al Montoya. The Jets answered and tied the game at one in the third period, but the Jets were unable to hold off the number one Blues, as the Blues scored two more goals before time would expire.
David Backes scored a power play goal to give the Blues the go ahead goal. Then, Backes sealed the deal when he scored an empty net goal with just over a minute left in the game. In the final seconds of the game the tension rose and the two teams broke out into fisticuffs. There were 15 penalties awarded in the final second of the game.
With this win the Blues are the first team this season to reach 100 points and they keep their lead atop the NHL.
The Blues’ next game is on the road against their rival Chicago Blackhawks in what should be a heated match between the top two teams in the Central Division. The Blues versus Chicago matchup is March 19th at 7PM (CST).