Allen makes 24 saves in Blues’ 2-0 win over Ducks

The Blues won their third consecutive game despite playing without four of their top nine forwards. 

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ST. LOUIS — Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored, and Jake Allen stopped 24 shots in his second NHL shutout, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

The Blues (5-3-1) won their third consecutive game despite playing without four of their top nine forwards on Thursday. David Backes and T.J. Oshie sat out because of concussions, Paul Stastny was sidelined by a shoulder injury, and Joakim Lindstrom missed the game due to an illness.

The Ducks (8-3), coming off a 1-0 win at Chicago on Tuesday, played the second game of a four-game, six-day trip. Anaheim had won four straight against the Blues, including a 3-0 home victory on Oct. 19.

Steen tipped in a long shot from Carl Gunnarsson for his second of the season 4:29 in. Reaves made it 2-0 with his second at 2:03 of the third.