David Perron didn’t get his hat trick and Brian Elliott didn’t get a standing ovation like teammate Jaroslav Halak did in Montreal, but the Blues did get their first win in Ottawa since 2000. The Senators, meanwhile, continue slipping down the Eastern Conference standings with their 7th loss in a row. Whatever momentum they had to start the season has dwindled down to almost nothing; the Blues momentum on the road can hopefully carry them into New Jersey on Thursday. Elliott stopped 28 of 29 Ottawa shots, making tonight the tenth time this season that the Blues have been outshot and won. That might not be an issue against the Devils, but they’re still a lethal team that the Blues’re going to have to play tough.
The Blues are undefeated in regulation against the Eastern Conference, with an impressive 9-0-2 record. With tonight’s win they come within three of the Red Wings for the division lead yet again in the see-saw race that the Central has become.