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Blues climb into West wild card spot as Flyers’ scoring slump continues

Paul Stastny and Kenny Agostino each tallied a goal as Carter Hutton kept the Flyers out of the back of the net to shut out Philadelphia, 2-0, and move into a wild card spot.

The St. Louis Blues managed to grind out a 2-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, moving into the Western Conference’s wild card spot, at least for the time being.

The Flyers remain in the East’s final spot as well, which might be where the good news ends for Philly. For the second straight game, they failed to score a single goal as Carter Hutton stopped all 26 shots.

While Paul Stastny’s 1-0 goal (and eventual game-winner) was debatable, there’s no denying a rare goal for Kenny Agostino:

It was a frustrating night for the Flyers, who were unable to capitalize on an 11-1 shots on goal advantage in the first period. They were shut out 1-0 in overtime against the Kings on Saturday and have lost three of four, being limited to a single goal in those three losses.

The Flyers also lost Travis Konecny to what looked like a painful injury, so this was just a rough night for Philadelphia.

MORE: If nothing else, the Flyers are at least in a better spot than the Boston Bruins. See how the Islanders’ OT win against the Maple Leafs mixes up the East playoff picture here.

What’s next

The Flyers are currently 1-1-1 on a five-game homestand. The fourth game in this stretch is especially important as they’ll host the rising New York Islanders on Thursday. Philly needs to shake this one off quickly, then.

St. Louis didn’t exactly dominate Philadelphia here, yet the Blues have won two of their last three games. This is the way they wanted to begin the Mike Yeo era and also the way they wanted to start the week, as this win begins what could be a daunting five-game road trip.