Blues 3, Coyotes 2

Alexander Steen scored his team-leading 12th goal and Brian

Elliott made 24 saves to help the streaking St. Louis Blues beat

the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night.

Matt D’Agostini and Jason Arnott also scored for the Blues, who

have won six of eight. St. Louis has points in 18 of its last 21

games (14-3-4) since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach after David

Payne was fired Nov. 8.

Shane Doan and Keith Yandle scored for the Coyotes, who had won

two in a row.

After a scoreless first period, Steen gave the Blues a 1-0 lead

at 7:12 of the second when he took a long outlet pass from Alex

Pietrangelo and beat Jason LaBarbera from the bottom of the left

circle.