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Blues make it five in a row

Quick start helps St. Louis defeat Coyotes

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Tarasenko's power-play goal

STL@ARI: Tarasenko scores in traffic on power play

2/20/16: Vladimir Tarasenko receives the pass from Paul Stastny, then fires in a wrist shot through the Coyotes defense on a power play

  • 00:48 •

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Steen, Jaden Schwartz and Carl Gunnarsson scored in the first 10:06 to help the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.

The Blues, who scored two or fewer goals in nine of their past 11 games, tied a season high with six and continued their recent success against the Coyotes. St. Louis has won five in a row.

"You kept shaking your head and wondering if it was real," said Blues captain David Backes, who capped the scoring into an empty net with 0.3 seconds left. "[Arizona] had 12 goals in their last two (games), and I don't know if we had that many in the last eight or nine.

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Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson leaves game

Defenseman sustains lower-body injury against Blues

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Ekman-Larsson's injury

STL@ARI: Ekman-Larsson exits early with injury

2/20/16: Oliver Ekman-Larsson sustains a lower-body injury and exits the game early in the 1st

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson sustained a lower-body injury in the first period against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday and will not return.

Ekman-Larsson, who has a career-high 45 points (including 17 goals), was penalized for tripping Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko 42 seconds into the game and was apparently hurt during the play. He was helped to the dressing room and the penalty was served by teammate Kyle Chipchura.

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Hanzal big key to Coyotes' offense

Elliott, Blues in lockdown mode

by Jerry Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

BLUES (34-17-9) at COYOTES (27-24-6) 

TV: 9 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-A, NHL.TV 

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was the only player not on the ice for the morning skate Saturday, questions immediately arose about his availability for the game against the St. Louis Blues.

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