The Blues beat the Islanders 6-1 for their fifth straight win

St. Lewis (AFP) – Justin Falk scored twice in 96 seconds in the second half and Jordan Bennington scored 30 times to lift the St. Louis Blues to their fifth straight win with a 6-1 victory over the New York Islands on Saturday. night.

Nick Lady, Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev and Robert Thomas scored goals for St. Louis.

Grant Houghton scored his first goal in the National Hockey League for the Islanders, who have won five out of six previous ones.

Bennington, who lost first to Phil Hoso, scored his first win since February 27 and improved to 14-13-4.

“I know you have to get back to work and hold yourself accountable,” Bennington said. “It is what it is. I will say the team winning hockey games helps. I have to look in the mirror and use this time to my advantage.”

Bennington, who was 0-4-1 in his last five games entering the competition, made two early saves by Anders Lee and Brock Nelson to keep the game scoreless.

“It’s always good to make a big save early,” said Bennington. “It was great to get into the game.”

The Blues jumped ahead with a goal in the first half through Lady Tarasenko. They scored at least one point in each of their last eight games (7-0-1) and scored at least four goals in every game during that successive streak.

“I thought the players were called. Our team was focused, and they were ready to play,” St. Louis coach Craig Behrop said.

Lady, acquired from Detroit on March 21, fired a shot in the wrist from the high hatch at 14:21 to start the attack. This was his second goal with his new team. Play the previous seven seasons with the islanders.

Tarasenko pounced on a rebound from Colton Paraiko after just three minutes to score his best goal in the 26th team.

Falk, a defender, fired consecutive powerful shots past Semyon Varlamov early in the second half to take a 4-0 lead.

He’s a really good professional, he’s ready for what he needs to do every night,” said Birubi.

Barbarchev says Volk’s attack boost adds another dimension to the blazing attack. Folk, who added a assist and scored 13 goals this season.

“It’s great that he joined the offense,” Barbashev said. “He’s had a great season. I hope he continues.”

Thomas, who also added assists, extended his career best points streak to nine with his 18th goal of the season late in the second half. He has six goals and 11 assists through the streak.

“It’s the time of year when we have to push,” Barbashev said. “It’s fun playing hockey now.”

New York, who completed a five-game road trip, had a 2-1 win over Carolina on Friday.

Hutton managed to save the puck after his initial goal, which provided the only highlight for the islanders

“It’s fun going back into the room and having all the guys say, ‘Congratulations,'” Hutton said.

Varlamov saved 25 balls and fell 9-15-2.

The Blues surpassed Minnesota to second in the Central Division, two points behind Wilde. Minnesota played two fewer games.

disciplinary action

Islanders C Casey Cizikas served a one-game suspension from the NHL to take down Brendan Smith in the third period of Friday’s game in Carolina.

Notes: St. Louis LW Brandon Saad played his 700th game in the National Hockey League. … Blues LW Mackenzie MacEachern missed the match due to an upper body injury.

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Islanders: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

The Blues: The Bruins face off in Boston on Tuesday night.

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