NHL Hockey

Tarasenko has Howe hat trick, Blues roll

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(TSX / STATS) -- ST. LOUIS -- The loudest cheers inside Scottrade Center on Tuesday night were for the St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, but this time the ovation had nothing to do with him scoring a goal.

Tarasenko came to the defense of teammate Brayden Schenn in the second period, getting into a fight with Edmonton's Matt Benning, which earned him the loud ovation.

The fight completed the second "Gordie Howe hat trick" of Tarasenko's career as he also scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the Blues to an 8-3 rout of the Oilers.

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Plus/Minus
Rank Player +/-
1t B. Schenn, StL19
1t J. Schwartz, StL19
3 V. Tarasenko, StL18
4 A. Stralman, TB16
5 A. Matthews, Tor14
6t S. Couturier, Phi13
6t B. Gibbons, NJ13
6t M. Stone, Ott13
9t A. Kempe, LA12
9t J. Manson, Anh12
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Wins
Rank Player W
1 A. Vasilevskiy, TB14
2t J. Allen, StL12
2t F. Andersen, Tor12
2t S. Bobrovsky, Cls12
5t C. Hellebuyck, Wpg11
5t B. Holtby, Was11
5t M. Murray, Pit11
5t P. Rinne, Nsh11
5t M. Smith, Cgy11
10t B. Bishop, Dal9
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