ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Jori Lehtera scored in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Blues held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Sunday night.
Ryan Reaves, Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri also scored for St. Louis, which won its third straight. The Blues have victories in seven of their past eight road games.
St. Louis remained two points back of Chicago and Dallas in the Central Division. The Blackhawks beat Detroit 4-1 and Dallas won 2-1 in Ottawa on Sunday. Each team has 15 games left.
Ryan Suter and Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in five games. The Wild remained two points ahead of Colorado for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.
Lehtera was back following a three-game absence after being hit in the face by a puck on Feb. 25.