Pavelec's 2nd straight shutout lifts Jets past Blues 1-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 shots for his second consecutive shutout and the Winnipeg Jets strengthened their bid for a Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Central-leading St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
Chris Thorburn gave the Jets the game's first goal for the fourth straight game and eighth out of nine, and Pavelec made it stand up one night after making 31 saves in a 2-0 victory at Minnesota. Pavelec has four shutouts overall.
The Jets, who have won three straight, are battling Los Angeles and Calgary for the final two playoff spots in the West.
Jake Allen made 30 saves for the Blues, who had won three straight and entered with a one-point lead in the Central over Nashville. St. Louis was without injured Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen for the fourth straight game, but both are expected back for the playoffs.