Steen, Elliott lead Blues over Flames
ST. LOUIS (AP)
The Blues have won five of six and are 6-1-1 at home. Calgary has lost four of five and eight of 11.
Maxim Lapierre and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis.
Elliott, who got the start in place of Jaroslav Halak, improved to 2-0-1 with his second straight strong performance. He stopped 31 shots in a 4-0 win at Florida on Nov. 1.
Steen has a point in a career-best nine games in a row. He has scored in all but two games this season.
Steen converted on a backhand from the slot in the second period to push the lead to 3-0.
Tim Jackman and Mike Cammalleri scored third-period goals for Calgary. Cammalleri tallied at 14:49 to bring the Flames to within 3-2.
Calgary rookie goalie Reto Berra fell to 1-2 in his third career start.
Tarasenko broke an eight-game scoring drought with his fifth of the season on the power play at 3:01 of the opening period. He put home a rebound of a shot by Jay Bouwmeester.
Lapierre pushed the lead to 2-0 just over seven minutes later with his first goal as a member of the Blues.
The Flames, who were 0 for 6 on the power play, have failed in their last 28 man-advantage chances.
NOTES: Calgary forward Curtis Glencross is out four to six weeks with an MCL sprain suffered in Tuesday's 5-1 loss at Minnesota. ... The Blues have scored first in their last six games.... St. Louis opened a season-trying five-game homestand that concludes Nov. 16 against Carolina. ... The Blues have not allowed a power play goal in the last four games. ...Calgary did not record its third shot on goal until 14:30 left in the second period.