ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Allen got a shutout and some bragging rights over friend and former teammate Ben Bishop on Tuesday night.
Allen made 26 saves for his sixth career shutout as the St. Louis Blues beat Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0.
“A shutout always makes it a little bit better, but we got the win and I thought he played really well, too,” Allen said. “It was a good battle by both teams. It was a close game. We got some chances both ways but nothing major. Guys played well.”
Bishop — teammates with Allen for two years with Peoria of the American Hockey League — finished with 22 saves.
“He played really well,” Bishop said. “We came up a little short but it was a pretty good game. He’s a good friend and I’m sure I will hear it until the next game. I’ve got to get the next one.”
Scott Gomez and Troy Brouwer scored as the Blues beat the Lightning for the fourth straight time, and sixth in the last seven meetings.
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