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ST. LOUIS — Alexander Steen had his first four points of the season with a goal and three assists to help the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 win against the Calgary Flames at Scottrade Center on Wednesday.

Steen played in his fourth game after missing the first six because of a broken left hand. 

Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, and Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and Joel Edmundson scored for St. Louis (7-2-1). Jake Allen made 23 saves.

The Blues have points in four straight games (3-0-1). They went 2-for-3 on the power play.

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“I think we simplified things a little bit more,” Steen said. “We were more direct in the way that we played, and I think we were a step quicker than we have been too. Those things contributed to us getting more goals and obviously more chances. 

“It was good, even the ones we didn’t score. There was a lot of momentum pushing forward, so it was a good step in the right direction.”

Mikael Backlund scored twice, and Eddie Lack made 24 saves for Calgary (5-5-0). Lack made his first start of the season after Mike Smith started the first nine games.

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It was the second straight game the Flames allowed two power-play goals; they overcame two man-advantage goals by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout win.

“If you keep losing the specialty games, you’re going to put yourself (in a bad spot),” Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. “Two nights in a row, we’ve given up 2-for-3 on the power play. 

“When you’re playing back-to-back (games), your penalty kill has to be better. Our penalty kill quite frankly doesn’t look anything near what it

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