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Blues Beat Flames 4-1, Move up to $th in Western Conference

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The Blues scored a decisive 4-1 win over Calgary on Thursday night at Scottrade Center and improved their playoff standing up to 4th place in the NHL’s Western Conference.

Ryan Reaves doubled his goal output for the season with two goals in the win. Reaves now has four goals for the season. He scored the Blues 1st and 4th goals in the game. In between, Andy McDonald scored a power play goal and Alex Steen scored the goal that made it a 3-1 St. Louis lead. Brian Elliott made 18 saves to get the win in goal.

So the Blues with one game remaining, have 58 points, that’s one point more than both the Kings and Sharks. The Kings and Sharks will play on Saturday, while the Blues host the vaunted Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday at Scottrade Center. The math is simple, if the Blues win, they clinch the 4th spot in the West and will have home ice advantage in the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues have an 11-3 record in the month of April.