St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Blues got the best of the New York Rangers again in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.

Patrik Berglund of the St. Louis Blues and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers collide at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Elsa, Getty Images)

Alexander Steen also had a goal for the Blues before leaving late in the second period with a lower-body injury. David Backes had two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in beating New York's Henrik Lundqvist in a matchup of Olympic goalies.

New York's Rick Nash scored his sixth goal in four games -- netting at least one in each -- but Shattenkirk took advantage of Nash's slashing penalty, scoring 9 seconds into the power play at 3:09.

Lundqvist made 23 saves in his return from a one-game absence caused by the flu.

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