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St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) shoots the puck past New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) to score the winning goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) shoots the puck past New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) to score the winning goal during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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