OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and had an assist, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2.
Tarasenko’s first goal put the Blues up 2-1 in the second period, and his second was an empty-netter that came with about two minutes left in a game that was well in hand by then.
He now has 18 goals this season. Brayden Schenn, Robert Thomas, and Oskar Sundqivst also scored for the Blues, and Ville Husso made 18 saves. Tim Stutzle and Parker Kelly scored for the Senators.
Goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves before he was injured when Sundqvist fell on top of him in the third period. Anton Forsberg came in and stopped four shots.