NHL

Steen, Perron lead Blues to 4-1 win over Predators

  • St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) and Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin (52) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) and Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin (52) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall (10) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and St. Louis Blues' Scottie Upshall (10) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) gets by Nashville Predators' PA Parenteau (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) gets by Nashville Predators' PA Parenteau (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

Alexander Steen scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, David Perron had a goal and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Sunday.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Joel Edmundson also scored, and Jake Allen stopped 35 shots as St. Louis earned at least at point for the ninth straight game (7-0-2). Allen improved to 9-1-2 with two shutouts and 16 goals allowed his past 12 starts.

Ryan Johansen scored for Nashville and Juuse Saros finished with 21 saves. The Predators had won four of the last five meetings with St. Louis before taking a loss that kept them from earning a playoff spot. Nashville needed one point in the game to clinch a berth, but can still qualify if Los Angeles doesn't win against Arizona later Sunday.