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Blues win 7-3 in regular season finale, likely to open playoffs against Avalanche

St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates his goal with Ryan O'Reilly (90), as Minnesota...
St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates his goal with Ryan O'Reilly (90), as Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34) reacts during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP P hoto/Tom Gannam)(Tom Gannam | AP)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 10:08 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Perron, Brayden Schenn, and Jordan Kyrou each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues scored seven straight goals to erase a first-period deficit and beat the Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Thursday night.

Zach Sanford also scored Jordan Binnington made 16 saves. The Blues are locked into fourth place in the West Division.

Nico Sturm, Marcus Foligno, and Ryan Suter scored and Kappo Kahkonen stopped 20 shots for Minnesota, locked into third place in the West.

Kahkonen had won four in a row. He finished the season with a Wild rookie-record 16 victories.

Schenn scored his second goal of the game and 16th of the season with 5:57 remaining in the second period to put St. Louis ahead 4-3. It marked the fourth time this season the Blues scored four goals in a period.

Perron scored his first goal of the game, tying it at 3 with 8:27 to go in the second period. He followed it up with a power play goal 5:50 into the third period to give him 19 goals and 58 points in 56 games. He became the first Blues player to average a point per game in the regular season since Pavol Demitra in 2002-03.

Kyrou scored his 13th and 14th goals later in the third period to effectively put the game out of reach.

RESTING UP:

Blues LW Jaden Schwartz was scratched for rest and D Colton Parayko sat and is day-to-day with general wear and tear. … The Wild scratched Ds Jonas Brodin and Jared Spurgeon, LWs Kirill Kaprisov and Kevin Fiala, and RW Mats Zucarello.

UP NEXT:

Wild: At Vegas or Colorado on Sunday to start playoffs.

Blues: At Vegas or Colorado on Monday night to start playoffs.

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