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Schwartz gets goal and assist, Blues defense stifles Avalanche in 3-1 win

  • St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, right, of Russia, takes a shot on goal as he is defended by Colorado Avalanche's Nate Guenin during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

    St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, right, of Russia, takes a shot on goal as he is defended by Colorado Avalanche's Nate Guenin during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson, left, and St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz battle for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

    Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson, left, and St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz battle for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4), of Sweden, celebrates with teammate Schwartz (17) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

    St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4), of Sweden, celebrates with teammate Schwartz (17) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)  (The Associated Press)

Jaden Schwartz had a goal and assist and the St. Louis Blues' defense stifled the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-1 victory on Monday night.

Brian Elliott made 17 saves, T.J. Oshie scored and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson got his second goal of the season for the Blues. St. Louis has scored in a season-best eight consecutive games, going 7-0-1 in that stretch.

Alexander Steen had two assists, giving him 18 points during a 10-game points streak. Ken Hitchcock won his 153rd game with St. Louis, tied with Brian Sutter for second on the franchise list.

The Blues have won eight of nine at home against Colorado.

Matt Duchene scored for the Avalanche, who finished 1-2-2 on a five-game road trip.