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|Conklin, Blues Hold off Thrashers
|ATLANTA (AP) -- Ty Conklin stopped 37 shots, Alexander Steen gave St. Louis the lead with a goal late in the second period, and the Blues beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The Blues led 3-1 before Dustin Byfuglien scored for Atlanta with 7:23 remaining.
Atlanta's best chance to pull even came when B.J. Crombeen was called for slashing with 1:58 left. The Thrashers pulled goalie Chris Mason for an extra skater, but an empty-net goal by Vladimir Sobotka in the final minute clinched the win for the Blues.
Brad Boyes and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for St. Louis.
Bryan Little scored Atlanta's first goal in the first period.
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