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“He might have me by 30 pounds and I’ve had my nose fixed before, but at that point in the game I was trying to get a little bit of a spark and try to get the guys going,” Backes said. “I don’t really want to take a two-minute penalty there, but to get a short-handed goal on that sort of penalty makes you feel a little bit better.”

Killorn capitalized on a giveaway by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in the St. Louis zone for his 15th goal. Johnson scored on a power play for his 18th of the season and first in eight games with Brenden Morrow off for high-sticking at 14:49.

Notes: The Lightning play the next six games at home starting with Thursday against Buffalo. … Tampa Bay C Valtteri Filppula returned after missing four games with a non-displaced right ankle fracture and played 22 minutes with one shot. … Steen earned his 200th career assist on Oshie’s short-handed goal. … The Blues are 23-5-3 at home but fell about a thousand shy of a sellout. … The Blues have scored three or more goals in their last 10 meetings against Tampa Bay, going 8-2.