Lots of wild and crazy as Blues outscore Coyotes, 7-4

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St. Louis Blues left wing Jake Neighbours (63) and Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) battle in the third period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly shoots on goal while being pressured by Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) in the third period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. St. Louis won 7-4. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

St. Louis Blues left wing Jake Neighbours (63) in the third period during an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Jim Thomas

GLENDALE, Ariz. — For a while, this one looked all too familiar to the Blues when it comes to playing against Arizona.

Blues killer Clayton Keller scored the game’s first goal for Arizona. The Blues took some bad penalties (see: Pavel Buchnevich). And they were having trouble with the Coyotes’ speed. But a second-period outburst of offense gave the Blues a wild and crazy 7-4 win over Arizona that wasn’t complete until a Jakob Chychrun took a couple of cheap shots at Blues rookie Jake Neighbours, leading to all kinds of scrums with 3.2 seconds left in the game.

The Coyotes haven’t had much going for them in the standings in recent seasons, but the Blues have been a tonic. Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Arizona was…

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