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Blues score 5, win 5th in row

The Blues are dominating their conference, and are now 16-2-3 against Western Conference opponents
Credit: AP
St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates with center Brayden Schenn (10) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alex Pietrangelo scored twice in the third period, Jake Allen had 34 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.

Pietrangelo finished a 2-on-1 with a shot past Martin Jones for a 3-2 lead with 8:53 left.

Pietrangelo and Ryan O’Reilly each added empty-net goals.

Jaden Schwartz scored and had two assists, and Jordan Kyrou also scored for the Blues.

St. Louis won its fifth straight and improved to 16-2-3 against Western Conference opponents and 11-4-3 on the road.

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ST. LOUIS - At one point in his career, Jake Allen ranked near the bottom of the league in NHL starting goaltenders. This was two years ago. I wrote that he was at best, a timeshare goaltender. Someone who couldn't carry the load of an entire season with a team.

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