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Around the NHL: Pluses and minuses
Around the NHL: Pluses and minuses

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + The St. Louis Blues are 10-0-1 since they lost to the Ducks at Anaheim on Jan. 2, fueled by an offense that has averaged 4.18 goals per game during that surge. They extended their winning streak to five Sunday by beating Washington despite missing Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglund because of injuries and losing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to an abdominal injury that will require surgery. Shattenkirk will be out week to week. + Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin joined some elite company Sunday when he hit the 30-goal level for the 10th time in his 10 NHL seasons. The only other players...