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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 20: Jordan Binnington #50, Justin Faulk #72 and Brayden Schenn #10 of the St. Louis Blues defends the net against William Carrier #28 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on October 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Blues defeated the Golden Knights 3-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Justin Faulk scored his 100th career goal to cap a quick three-goal outburst by St. Louis in the first period, and the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Ryan O’Reilly, Tyler Bozak, Brandon Saad and Niko Mikkola also scored for the Blues, who entered with two wins in their previous 10 games. Jordan Binnington, who had lost six of his last seven starts, was sharp and made 32 saves. Chandler Stephenson and Reilly Smith scored for the Golden Knights, who had won five of six. St. Louis trailed 2-0 before it exploded midway through the first period.