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Alex Steen, Brian Elliott lead Blues to 4-0 win over Flames, who fall out of playoff spot

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, right, blocks a shot from Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund, from Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, right, blocks a shot from Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund, from Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund, left, from Sweden, checks Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund, left, from Sweden, checks Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott deflects the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott deflects the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Steen scored two goals and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Jori Lehtera and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six games and moved into sole possession of first place in the Central Division — one point ahead on Nashville.

The Blues are in a three-way tie for first overall in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers.

Jonas Hiller made 22 saves to fall to 21-18-4 for Calgary, which tumbled out of a Western Conference playoff spot after Winnipeg beat San Jose earlier Tuesday. The Flames entered in third place in the Pacific Division.