Blues rally from 2 down, whip Coyotes 5-2


AP
11:16 p.m. EDT April 4, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko’s 37th goal midway through the third period was the go-ahead score for the St. Louis Blues, who scored five straight goals in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night to tie for first place in the Western Conference.

The Blues and Stars each have 105 points, also tied for the Central Division lead, with two games to play. Dallas holds the tiebreaker with more regulation wins.

Kyle Brodziak scored twice, Troy Brouwer and Patrik Berglund also scored and goalie Brian Elliott won his 10th consecutive decision for St. Louis, which shook off the Coyotes’ two-goal first period. St. Louis is 11-0-1 in its last 12 games against Arizona, including 3-0 this season.

Antoine Vermette scored his 16th goal and Anthony Duclair got his 20th for the Coyotes.

Brouwer started the comeback with a power-play goal in the second and Brodziak’s short-handed goal tied it at 2 early in the third.

Tarasenko went nearly coast to coast before beating goalie Mike Smith unassisted with a quick shot from near the right faceoff dot at 10:42. The goal matched his career high set last season and…

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