UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have padded their lead in the NHL's Western Conference by ending their two-game skid.

David Backes (BAK'-ehs) scored the lone goal on a deflection and Brian Elliott stopped 33 shots as the Blues blanked the Penguins 1-0 in Pittsburgh. Backes provided just the Blues' second goal in three games, but it was enough offense to support Elliott's fourth shutout of the season.

The outcome puts the West-leading Blues three points ahead of San Jose and keeps the Penguins six points behind the East-leading Boston Bruins.

Also on ice:

— Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf (GETS'-laf) each had a goal and two assists as Anaheim whipped Florida 6-2 to end a four-game home losing streak. Jonas Hiller's 28 saves helped the Ducks climb within four points of the West-leading Blues.

— Chicago is six points behind St. Louis after Pekka Rinne (PEK'-uh RIHN'-ay) handled 29 shots in Nashville's 2-0 shutout of the Blackhawks at United Center. Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque did the scoring as the Predators dealt the Blackhawks their fourth loss in seven games.

— Jon Merrill collected a goal and an assist while New Jersey was building a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 victory over Toronto. The Maple Leafs have dropped five in a row.

— Detroit has moved into a tie with the Leafs for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth by squeezing out a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota. Matt Moulson won it 2:15 into OT, giving the Wild a six-point cushion between themselves and ninth-place Dallas in the West.

— Evgeni Nabokov (ehv-GEH'-nee nah-BAH'-kahv) had 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout as the New York Islanders beat Columbus 2-0. Travis Hamonic (HAM'-ah-nik) and Cal Clutterbuck did the scoring in the Islanders' second regulation win ever against the Blue Jackets.

— Vancouver has its first winning streak since mid-January after Zack Kassian set up four goals in a 4-2 victory against Buffalo. Brad Richardson, Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber, David Booth scored for the Canucks after the Sabres built a 2-0 lead.

All Times EDT

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
x-Boston 71 49 17 5 103 229 151 28-7-2 21-10-3 17-8-1
Tampa Bay 71 39 24 8 86 211 189 20-8-5 19-16-3 16-7-2
Montreal 72 39 26 7 85 186 183 20-12-5 19-14-2 12-7-4
Detroit 71 33 24 14 80 189 200 15-11-10 18-13-4 12-6-5
Toronto 73 36 29 8 80 213 226 22-13-1 14-16-7 13-9-3
Ottawa 70 28 29 13 69 199 237 13-15-6 15-14-7 12-8-6
Florida 72 26 38 8 60 175 235 13-15-5 13-23-3 11-15-1
Buffalo 71 20 43 8 48 138 210 12-20-5 8-23-3 7-14-4

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
Pittsburgh 71 46 20 5 97 222 177 26-6-2 20-14-3 19-7-1
Philadelphia 70 38 25 7 83 203 198 22-12-1 16-13-6 14-9-3
N.Y. Rangers 72 39 29 4 82 190 175 16-16-4 23-13-0 14-11-3
Washington 72 34 27 11 79 208 213 20-11-5 14-16-6 10-14-3
Columbus 71 36 29 6 78 200 194 19-13-3 17-16-3 13-12-1
New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 18-10-7 13-18-6 14-9-3
Carolina 71 31 31 9 71 177 200 17-14-5 14-17-4 13-9-1
N.Y. Islanders 71 27 35 9 63 197 239 11-18-8 16-17-1 7-15-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
x-St. Louis 71 48 16 7 103 228 160 25-5-4 23-11-3 20-1-2
Chicago 72 41 16 15 97 240 186 23-7-7 18-9-8 10-12-3
Colorado 71 44 21 6 94 216 194 23-11-3 21-10-3 17-6-3
Minnesota 72 37 24 11 85 180 178 23-8-5 14-16-6 12-10-2
Dallas 70 33 26 11 77 199 202 19-10-7 14-16-4 8-10-5
Winnipeg 72 32 31 9 73 201 211 17-15-6 15-16-3 9-13-5
Nashville 72 31 31 10 72 173 213 15-17-4 16-14-6 10-12-2

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div
San Jose 72 46 18 8 100 221 173 26-5-5 20-13-3 14-6-2
Anaheim 71 46 18 7 99 228 180 25-7-4 21-11-3 16-3-2
Los Angeles 71 40 25 6 86 174 149 21-13-3 19-12-3 14-8-1
Phoenix 71 34 26 11 79 196 201 21-12-3 13-14-8 14-7-5
Vancouver 73 33 30 10 76 176 196 18-11-6 15-19-4 10-10-4
Calgary 71 29 35 7 65 181 210 16-17-3 13-18-4 9-13-3
Edmonton 72 25 38 9 59 178 236 13-18-3 12-20-6 4-13-4

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

x-clinched playoff spot

Sunday's Games

N.Y. Islanders 2, Columbus 0

St. Louis 1, Pittsburgh 0

New Jersey 3, Toronto 2

Nashville 2, Chicago 0

Minnesota 4, Detroit 3, OT

Vancouver 4, Buffalo 2

Anaheim 6, Florida 2

Monday's Games

Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Tuesday's Games

St. Louis at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at Washington, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.

San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday's Games

Vancouver at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.