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Tarasenko, Steen lead Blues past Blue Jackets

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Alexander Steen scored the tie-breaking goal in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

The teams traded goals in the first period; Paul Stastny scored for St. Louis at 10:46, and Boone Jenner tied the game 1-1 at 14:11.

Justin Falk scored at 6:20 of the second period before Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the power play and Steen scored at 15:27 to give the Blues a 3-2 lead.

Alex Pietrangelo's power-play goal at 4:17 of the third and Spencer Asuchak's goal at 10:24 finished the scoring.

Tarasenko, Steen and defenseman Colton Parayko each had two assists.

Curtis McElhinney played the entire game for the Blue Jackets and made 31 saves on 36 shots.

Brian Elliott made eight saves on nine shots in the first period for the Blues before being replaced by Pheonix Copley, who made 13 saves in 39:48.

Columbus was 0-for-1 on the power play; St. Louis was 2-for-3.

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