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Backes gets goal and assist, Allen stops 26 shots as Blues beat Stars 3-0

  • St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves, right, scores past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and John Klingberg, left, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves, right, scores past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and John Klingberg, left, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin, left, and St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny keep watch over a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin, left, and St. Louis Blues' Paul Stastny keep watch over a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars' Jason Demers, left, and St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi, of Sweden, chase after the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Dallas Stars' Jason Demers, left, and St. Louis Blues' Magnus Paajarvi, of Sweden, chase after the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

David Backes had a goal and an assist, Jake Allen stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves scored in the third period to help the Blues beat the Stars for the third consecutive time. It also ended St. Louis' four-game losing streak at home to Dallas dating back to Nov. 23, 2013.

Backes also got into a fight with Stars forward Jammie Benn in the first period, earning the Gordie Howe hat trick.

Antti Niemi stopped 23 of 26 shots for the Stars, but fell to 9-9 in his career against the Blues.