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St. Louis Skates Past Montreal 5-1 - Recap

Hockey bettors who backed the Blues on the moneyline Thursday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as St. Louis easily handled Montreal 5-1 at Scottrade Center.

St. Louis won as a -150 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

St. Louis got goals from Alexander Steen (2), Maxim Lapierre, Chris Stewart, and Jaden Schwartz in the victory. Steen opened the scoring at 4:20 of the first period.

Jaroslav Halak turned in a 25-save effort for the Blues.

Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Jaroslav Halak.

Carey Price stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, St. Louis went 0-for-6, while the Canadiens were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 29-26.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Edmonton looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Nashville.