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Tarasenko, Steen return, Blues top Wild 4-2

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- - Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen returned from injuries with two points apiece, helping the St. Louis Blues finish the regular season strong with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Jori Lehtera scored twice and Brian Elliott was solid in net for the Central Division champions, who thwarted Minnesota's bid for an NHL-record 13th consecutive road victory.

Marco Scandella and Zach Parise scored for the Wild, who allowed two or fewer goals in each of the wins that matched the 2005-06 Red Wings for the NHL's longest road winning streak. Minnesota, which pulled goalie Devan Dubnyk before the third period trailing 3-1, has the first wild-card spot in the West.

Tarasenko missed five games and Steen six with undisclosed lower body injuries. The Blues had been scuffling for goals, totaling four in the previous three games.

These two teams will meet in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning this week.

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