Steen, Perron score PP goals as Blues top Stars

Steen, Perron score PP goals as Blues top Stars

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Dallas Stars right wing Michael Ryder (73) is forced off the puck by St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman (5) and center David Backes (42) during the first period of an NHL Hockey game, Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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Posted on April 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 7 at 9:43 PM

DALLAS (AP) -- Alex Steen and David Perron scored power-play goals, Jaroslav Halek stopped 33 shots, and the playoff-bound St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Kris Russell added an even-strength goal for the Central Division-champion Blues, who snapped a season-worst four-game losing streak (0-2-2) to finish with 109 points - the most since they had 114 in 1999-2000.

St. Louis will await the results of the Edmonton-Vancouver and Los Angeles-San Jose games to learn whether it will earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Canucks came into Saturday's games with 109 points and will win the Presidents' Trophy with a win over the Oilers.

Rookies Ryan Garbutt and Philip Larsen scored in the game's final 6 minutes for the Stars.

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