ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott improved his already impressive numbers Thursday by allowing only a second-period goal in carrying St. Louis past the New York Rangers 4-1.
Elliott came into the game leading the league in goals-against average (1.45) and save percentage (.947).
He made 25 saves in helping St. Louis improve to 12-2-3 under Coach Ken Hitchcock. The Blues won their fourth straight and handed the Rangers their second consecutive loss.
New York, which scored 10 goals in back-to-back wins over Florida and Buffalo, has managed only one in its losses to Dallas and St. Louis. Henrik Lundqvist gave up three goals on 35 shots.