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Blues score 4 in first period, beat Coyotes 6-4

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Arizona Coyotes' Steve Downie (17) scores past St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, right, and Alex Pietrangelo, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in St. Louis Arizona Coyotes' Steve Downie (17) scores past St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, right, and Alex Pietrangelo, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in St. Louis

By JOSE M. ROMERO
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko, David Backes and Alexander Steen each had a goal and an assist and the St. Louis Blues used a four-goal first period to beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-4 on Saturday night.

The Blues have won five straight. Jaden Schwartz, Carl Gunnarsson and Patrik Berglund also scored and Colton Parayko added two assists. Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots.

Arizona has lost seven of 10 and are about to start a five-game trip. Max Domi scored twice, Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists and Shane Doan also scored. Louis Domingue stopped 30 of 35 shots and was pulled for the second half of the first period before returning.

The Blues led 4-1 after 11 minutes behind Tarasenko's power-play goal and scores from Steen, Schwartz and Gunnarsson.

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