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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2:30 in the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal of the season.

Jake Allen made 21 saves for the Blues, who will begin a three-game road trip against the Kings on Thursday.

Los Angeles has lost three straight an five of six. The Kings have dominated the Blues in recent seasons, winning seven of eight in the regular season and 17 of 21 including the playoffs.

The Kings had taken control of this one when Marian Gaborik scored twice in the second period.