Game Report: Blues 4, Canadiens 3

Brayden Schenn broke out of his scoring slump Tuesday night – in a big way.

Schenn recorded the third hat trick of his career after failing to collect a point in his previous five games to lead the Blues over the Canadiens in Montreal, snapping an 0-2-1 streak.

Schenn’s third goal came with 7:11 left in the third period and broke a 3-3 tie after the Canadiens had rallied from a 3-1 deficit. His shot deflected off a Montreal player’s skate past goalie Carey Price.

He also scored the first goal of the game 5:00 into the first period and scored again in the second period, when the Blues scored twice in just seven seconds.

After Scottie Upshall scored at 2:32 of the second period off a pass from Dmitrij Jaskin, the Blues won the ensuing faceoff and Schenn scored, just one second shy of the team’s record for the fastest two goals of six seconds, set by David Backes and Andy MacDonald in 2010.

The Canadiens tied the game on two goals by Shea Weber, the tying goal coming just 34 seconds into the third period.

Jake Allen had to come out of the game briefly because of an issue with his skate blade. He stopped 22 of 25 shots. Carter Hutton did not face a shot in just over three minutes.

The Blues improved to 14-0 when leading after two periods.

Worth noting: It was the second consecutive game in which a Blues’ player recorded a hat trick in Montreal. Patrik Berglund did it last year. … The Blues were 0-for-3 on the power play … None of the Blues’ top six forwards had scoring during the team’s three-game losing streak … Scratched for the Blues were defenseman Vince Dunn and forwards Chris Thorburn and Oskar Sundqvist.

Looking ahead:
The Blues return home to host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at Scottrade Center.