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Allen, Blues shut out Coyotes

  • St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) smiles as he celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (19) and center Paul Stastny, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) smiles as he celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (19) and center Paul Stastny, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy (5) and St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy (5) and St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz, middle, tries to hit the puck in the air as Alex Goligoski, right, defends and goalie Mike Smith, left, moves over to make a possible save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz, middle, tries to hit the puck in the air as Alex Goligoski, right, defends and goalie Mike Smith, left, moves over to make a possible save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Jake Allen stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season to lead the playoff-contending St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

Scottie Upshall, Alex Pietrangelo and David Perron scored to help the Blues win for the seventh time in eight games overall and beat the Coyotes for the ninth straight time. It was St. Louis' fifth shutout since Feb. 2.

Allen improved to 6-0-0 in his career vs. the Coyotes and earned his 15th career shutout. He stopped Teemu Pulkkinnen's breakaway shot at 12:23 of the second period to keep the Coyotes scoreless.

The Coyotes failed to earn a point from a game for the first time since a March 5 loss to Carolina. Mike Smith stopped 37 shots.