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Tarasenko, Steen return strong, Blues top Wild 4-2 to finish regular season

  • St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin (23), of Russia, scores past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) as Wild's Nate Prosser  and Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin (23), of Russia, scores past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) as Wild's Nate Prosser and Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, deflects a puck as teammate Erik Haula, of Finland, and St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny (26) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, deflects a puck as teammate Erik Haula, of Finland, and St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny (26) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen returned from injuries with two points apiece, helping the St. Louis Blues finish the regular season strong with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Jori Lehtera scored twice and Brian Elliott was solid in net for the Central Division champions, who thwarted Minnesota's bid for an NHL-record 13th consecutive road victory.

Marco Scandella and Zach Parise scored for the Wild, who allowed two or fewer goals in each of the wins that matched the 2005-06 Red Wings for the NHL's longest road winning streak. Minnesota, which pulled goalie Devan Dubnyk before the third period trailing 3-1, has the first wild-card spot in the West.

Tarasenko missed five games and Steen six with undisclosed lower body injuries. The Blues had been scuffling for goals, totaling four in the previous three games.