NEW YORK (AP) – Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes scored in the first period, and the New York Rangers beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.
J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi also scored for New York, which improved to 12-2-2.
Dmitrij Jaskin, Vladimir Tarasenko and Troy Brouwer scored for St. Louis, which had won three in a row. The Blues fell to 11-4-1.
New York and St. Louis entered ranked first and third, respectively, in the NHL in goals against per game. But the first of their two meetings this season was a wild affair.
By the first intermission, the Rangers led 3-1 and the Blues had made a goaltending change.