Allen stops 24 in another shutout, Blues blank Devils 2-0

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NEWARK, N.J. — Jake Allen made 24 saves for his second straight shutout, Martin Havlat scored against his former team and the St. Louis Blues beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Allen, coming off a career-high 45 saves in a 4-0 win Saturday over Nashville, had an easier time against New Jersey. It was his third shutout this season and the eighth of his career.

Havlat, who signed with St. Louis last week after spending last season in New Jersey opened the scoring in his season debut. The goal was set up by Scott Gomez, who also played for the Devils last season.

Both landed with the Blues as free agents.

Magnus Paajarvi added a goal in the third period as the Blues won for the sixth time in seven games while improving to 7-1 in their last eight against the Devils.