Steen scores 12th goal, Blues beat Coyotes 3-2Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney unveils former Coyotes' Keith Tkachuck's jersey prior to an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. Tkachuk was inducted into the Coyotes' Ring of Honor. (AP Photo/Matt York)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Alexander Steen scored his team-leading 12th goal and Brian Elliott made 24 saves to help the streaking St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night.
Matt D'Agostini and Jason Arnott also scored and Evgeny Grachev had a pair of assists for the Blues, who have won six of eight. St. Louis has points in 18 of its last 21 games (14-3-4) since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach after David Payne was fired Nov. 8.
Shane Doan and Keith Yandle scored for the Coyotes, who had won two in a row.
After a scoreless first period, Steen gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at 7:12 of the second when he took a long outlet pass from Alex Pietrangelo and beat Jason LaBarbera from the bottom of the left circle.