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ST. LOUIS – The Dallas Stars seized control with power-play goals from Trevor Daley and Jason Demers in the second period and held on to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Saturday night.
The Stars (15-14-5) have won five of their last six. Dallas had a four-game win streak snapped with a loss to Toronto on Tuesday.
The Blues (21-11-3) have lost four straight games. They lost in Los Angeles, San Jose and Colorado during a recent three-game road trip.
The Stars scored just 2:08 into the first period after Blues goalie Jake Allen misplayed a puck behind the net and Travis Moen shot it into an open net for his first goal of the season.
The Blues answered 27 seconds later when Alex Pietrangelo's shot went through Kari Lehtonen's pads.
The Stars took the lead with 5:14 left in the first period after Ryan Garbutt took advantage of a turnover in the Blues defensive zone and beat Allen with a slapshot to make it 2-1.
Vladimir Tarasenko tied the score with a power-play goal, assisted by Alexander Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk, with 3:50 left in the first period. It was Tarasenko's 21st goal of the season and gave him 50 goals and 100 points in his career.
Daley scored his eighth of the season at the 7:41 mark, assisted by Tyler Seguin and Lehtonen, when he beat Allen with a wrist shot after Tarasenko was called for hooking.
After St. Louis was called for too many men on the ice, Demers scored from the slot on a pass from Erik Cole with 47 seconds remaining in the period to put Dallas ahead 4-2.
The Blues cut the deficit at the 5:40 mark of the third period, when David Backes redirected a shot from Jay Bouwmeester for his ninth goal of the season, but they could not get the tying goal over the final 14 minutes.
NOTES: Moen returned to the Stars lineup after missing five games with an upper-body injury. . Tarasenko had 21 goals in 64 games last season. . The Blues had an eight-game point streak at home and four-game win streak at home snapped with the loss. . The Blues had their fourth sellout of the season with 19,683 announced in attendance.