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Flames shut out for the fifth time in seven games, 5-0 by Blues

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, from Slovakia, blocks a shot from Calgary Flames' Paul Byron during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, from Slovakia, blocks a shot from Calgary Flames' Paul Byron during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, left, of Finland, makes a stop as St. Louis Blues' Brenden Morrow, right, looks for the rebound during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, left, of Finland, makes a stop as St. Louis Blues' Brenden Morrow, right, looks for the rebound during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Chris Stewart, right, celebrates his goal as Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, from Finland, looks on during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    St. Louis Blues' Chris Stewart, right, celebrates his goal as Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, from Finland, looks on during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves for his 28th career shutout and third this season to lead the St. Louis Blues to their seventh straight victory with a 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Chris Stewart, Vladimir Sobotka, Ian Cole, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored goal for St. Louis, which hasn't been defeated since losing in a shootout to the Flames on Dec. 23.

Calgary has lost six of seven since, and it's also the fifth time in seven games the Flames have been shut out.

The Blues pulled even in points with Chicago atop the Central Division — although St. Louis has three games in hand.

Calgary has lost five home games in a row in regulation for the first time since March 7-31, 2000.