Stastny scores a pair to help Jets beat Blues, snap 6-game skid

Paul Stastny scored twice, Eric Comrie made 24 saves in his first start since the start of last month and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Saturday to end a six-game goalless streak. Victoire.

Nate Schmidt and Kyle Connor also scored for Winnipeg. Comrie started for the first time since Dec. 5, with Connor Hellebuyck making 13 straight starts.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored for St. Louis and Ville Husso made 20 saves in his first loss in seven starts since returning from a lower-body injury on January 7. The Blues have lost in regular time at home for only the second time in their last 17 games.

Connor scored his team-leading 24th goal on a pass from Pierre-Luc Dubois at 7:57 of the second period to give the Jets a 2-1 lead. Schmidt made it 3-1 almost five minutes later when he scored with Tarasenko in the penalty area. Stastny added an empty-netter with 3:35 remaining for his second goal of the game and 11th of the season.

Tarasenko buried a pass from Brayden Schenn on the power play for his 15th goal of the season at 6:08 of the first period to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. It was Tarasenko’s first goal since scoring at the Winter Classic on January 1 in Minnesota and it made him the fifth Blues player with at least 15 goals this season, joining Brandon Saad, Pavel Buchnevich, Jordan Kyrou and Ivan Barbashev.

Stastny intercepted a failed punt attempt by Husso and sent the puck into the empty net for his 10th goal of the season with 5:37 left in the first period.

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