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Vladimir Tarasenko nets lone shootout goal; St. Louis beats Minnesota 3-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone shootout goal, and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.

It was Tarasenko's second post-regulation winner in two nights. He scored in overtime on Friday to give St. Louis a victory over Edmonton.

Tarasenko and David Backes scored regulation goals for the Blues. Jake Allen. In his second straight night of action, made 36 saves.

Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which lost for the third time in nine games.

The Blues have won 10 of the past 11 meetings between the teams. The Central Division rivals won't see each other again until March 14.

Tarasenko, the third St. Louis shootout participant, started to his right, cut back to the middle and beat Niklas Backstrom with a wrist shot. Allen stopped Parise, Koivu and Jason Pominville.

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