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Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 6-3 behind goal, 2 assists by Fontaine

  • Minnesota Wild right wing Chris Stewart (44) shoots the puck under St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Wild right wing Chris Stewart (44) shoots the puck under St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine, right, falls while chasing the puck with St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine, right, falls while chasing the puck with St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) reaches for the deflected puck in front of Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) reaches for the deflected puck in front of Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, linemate Thomas Vanek also scored and the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St. Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.

Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu contributed goals, too, and Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading for goalie Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 14.

Dubnyk, acquired from Arizona for a third-round draft pick, has started all 30 of those games. He made 26 saves to beat the Blues on a second straight weekend.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz each had a goal and an assist and Paul Stastny scored late for the Blues, who stayed three points behind Anaheim for first place in the Western Conference. The Blues have played one fewer game.