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Allen stops 28 shots, Tarasenko scores go-ahead goal in Blues' 3-0 win over Stars

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen blocks a shot against the Dallas Stars in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen blocks a shot against the Dallas Stars in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) stops the shot from St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) stops the shot from St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers (4) is knocked off balance by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers (4) is knocked off balance by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless game with a goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

The Blues added a power-play goal by Alexander Steen and an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie in the final 3:15. It was Allen's fifth career shutout.

Tarasenko skated down the slot and fired a shot past Kari Lehtonen into the lower right corner 3:33 into the third. It was Tarasenko's second game-winning goal in Dallas this season.

Steen and Oshie each had a goal and an assist, and teammate Alex Pietrangelo had two assists. St. Louis killed all six Stars power plays. The Blues' penalty killers have been successful in 29 of 30 chances over the last nine games.

Neither team scored in the first period, even though Dallas had two power plays and St. Louis had one. The Blues didn't put a shot on goal during their power play.

Dallas missed another power-play opportunity, without a shot, 3 ½ minutes into the second period. The Stars' Jyrki Jokipakka had a scoring chance 5 minutes after that when he shot high, then sent the rebound off the glass into Allen.

Tyler Seguin had the only shot on goal near the end of Dallas' next power play, but Allen stopped the puck on his short side and fell on the rebound.

Lehtonen gloved a drive from the right point by Alex Pietrangelo at 16:26 of the second. Each team finished the period with seven shots.

Just 1:40 into the third period, Tarasenko corralled a loose puck and shot, but Lehtonen made the save. A short time later, Dallas defenseman Jason Demers cleared a loose puck that was sitting in the crease.

The Stars had a chance to tie the game 7 minutes into the period during their fifth unsuccessful power play, but St. Louis' Paul Stastny cleared a loose puck away from the crease.

NOTES: Tarasenko has five goals in four games against the Stars this season. He had an overtime game winner on Oct. 28. ... Blues C Patrik Berglund played in his 500th NHL game. ... C Olli Jokinen returned after missing three games because of an upper-body injury. ... Stars D Trevor Daley (knee) missed his sixth straight game and D John Klingberg (upper body) sat out his third in a row. ... Dallas killed one of two penalties after going 20 for 21 in the previous eight games. ... The Stars have the NHL's worst goal differential in the third period, 89-68. ... Lehtonen had been 8-1-2 in his previous 11 games. ... The Stars are 2-5-3 in their last 10 home games.