Skinner has goal, assist to lift Hurricanes over Blues 4-1
St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin, left, of Russia, and Carolina Hurricanes' Kris Versteeg (32) chase after the puck as Blues' David Backes, center, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their season-high winning streak to four games.
Brett Pesce, Brock McGinn and Riley Nash also scored and Eddie Lack made 23 saves for Carolina.
Jori Lehtera scored for St. Louis, but the Blues ended a two-game winning streak. Brian Elliott made 21 saves before being replaced in the third period by Jordan Binnington, who made three saves in his NHL debut.
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