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NEWARK, N. Jari Kurri Jersey .J. - Vladimir Tarasenko is on one of those streaks where any time the St. Louis Blues forward is on the ice, the puck seems to find him in scoring position.After being stopped on a first-period breakaway and hitting a goal post in the second, Tarasenko scored a power-play goal early in the third period and the Blues extended their winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Vladdy is on a hot streak right now and hes proving to everyone how good of a player he can be, said Blues goaltender Jake Allen, who stopped 26 shots in earning his second straight shutout and ending the Devils two-game winning streak. He is definitely leading this team right now.The NHLs No. 1 star last week, Tarasenko has seven goals in last five games and the deciding tally for two straight games. He netted the clinching shootout goal against the New York Rangers on Monday.He came through for us, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. I know he felt badly that he missed those chances early on, but he stuck with it and got the goal. Thats a goal scorers goal.His blast from the right circle at 4:55 was the difference against the Devils. Tarasenko netted his eighth goal of the season just 17 seconds after Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky was whistled for holding Alexander Steen in the crease.Steen barely kept the puck in the New Jersey zone after the faceoff, and then Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera exchanged a couple of passes before the Russian ripped a shot past Cory Schneider, the only one of 23 he didnt stop.Its a save Id like to make for sure, said Schneider, adding the shot beat him on the short side.Devils coach Pete DeBoer wasnt surprised Tarasenko got the goal. He had three shots in the game and five overall, with two just missing the net.I looked at the goal and thats probably the hottest guy in the league, DeBoer said. He makes a good play. He has a knack for it and he is on fire lately.The Blues winning streak is one shy of the NHL-high of seven this season set by Anaheim.Allen, who shut out Anaheim 2-0 in his last start on Oct. 30, had two good stops on Travis Zajac and one on Adam Henrique in the second period. He got his glove on Michael Ryders shot drive in the first, with the puck landing on top of the net.It just fluttered and landed on top, said Ryder, who led the Devils with seven shots.Allen smiled about the save.I got my feet tangled up, but I managed to get my glove on it, he said.The Devils came into the game with the NHLs third-best power play, converting at 26.3 per cent, but they went 0-for-3.The Blues also had three chances, and converted the one they needed. The also saw defenceman Ian Cole hit a goal post in the first period.Its not easy to win like this on the road, said Blues forward Jaden Schwartz, who had the secondary assist on the goal. Our goal was to come in here and get the points and we did that. You never think one goal is going to win it, but getting the first goal was huge and gave us a lot of confidence.NOTES: The Blues played without C Paul Stastny (shoulder) and RW T.J. Oshie (concussion). Stastny has missed eight straight, and Oshie has sat out four. ... Devils D Jon Merrill was out with an undisclosed injury. ... The Blues and Devils will play again on Thursday in St. Louis. ... Devils LW Mike Cammalleri (jaw) missed his fourth straight game. ... New Jerseys Jaromir Jagr played in his 1,485th NHL game, moving him into sole possession of 18th place on the career list, one ahead of Rod BrindAmour. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . Vonn flew back to Vail, Colo., last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. "Her knee was swollen again after Val dIsere," U.S. womens head coach Alex Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press. Mark Fayne Jersey .Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international shares a nickname, with text around the image including jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.There are a lot of clean shaven faces on the Montreal Canadiens now that the month of "Movember" is over. Brendan Gallagher, whose moustache wasnt the easiest to grow, is getting use to life without those few extra hairs "I felt the cool breeze on my upper lip today, but I think most people are happy the moustache is gone," Gallagher said. The Canadiens raised their fair share of money for Movember, a cause that helps raise awarness to mens health issues. The Habs raised the most amount of monney among the NHL teams, ranked eighth nationally and 20th internationally for total money raised. Leon Draisaitl Jersey. The Canadiens were also the winners of a bet with the Vancouver Canucks to see which team can raise the most money. 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