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|Halak and Schwartz Help St. Louis Beat Tampa Bay
|TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves, Jaden Schwartz scored his first NHL goal, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.
Halak had an in-close stop on league goals leader Steven Stamkos in the first, and made a glove save on Brett Connolly during a second-period breakaway.
Schwartz, taken 14th overall in the 2010 entry draft and making his NHL debut, put St. Louis up 2-0 from just outside the crease on the power play with 35.5 seconds left in the first.
Patrik Berglund and David Perron also scored for the Blues, who became the first NHL team (46-19-8) to reach 100 points this season.
Brendan Mikkelson got a late third-period goal for Tampa Bay, which is seven points behind eighth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference.
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