NHL: St. Louis 4, Chicago 2

March 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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ST. LOUIS, March 30 (UPI) -- Alexander Steen scored two goals and assisted on an Erik Johnson tally Tuesday, boosting the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 win over Chicago.

Eric Brewer also lit the lamp and Chris Mason stopped 32-of-34 shots for the Blues, who won their third straight and kept their faint Western Conference playoff hopes alive by moving to within six points of idle eighth-place Colorado with six games remaining.

Moments after Mason stopped the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa on a breakaway early in the second period, Brewer responded by finding the net to forge a 2-2 tie.

Steen gave the Blues a crucial one-goal edge at 3:27 of the third when he poked in a David Backes pass.

Patrick Sharp and Hossa connected for Chicago, losers of four of five. The Hawks, however, were able to maintain their five-point lead over Nashville in the Central Division after the Preds were defeated by Los Angeles.

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