Blues beat Capitals for fourth consecutive shutout
St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) celebrates with defenseman Colton Parayko (55) after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Washington. The Blues won 4-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON (AP) Jake Allen made 32 saves with regular starter Brian Elliott back home resting and the St. Louis Blues beat the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 4-0 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive shutout.
St. Louis won for the 10th time in 12 games and kept pace with the Dallas Stars atop the Central Division.
Kyle Brodziak, Colton Parayko, Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who have their sights on the division title and the top seed in the Western Conference. With six games left, they're tied with the Stars, who beat the Sharks in San Jose.
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The Capitals would've clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a point but now must wait until at least Monday.