- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was hoping for some momentum-building performances that his team could carry into the playoffs.

Alexander Steen, David Perron and Jaroslav Halak gave Hitchcock exactly what he was looking for.

Steen and Perron scored power-play goals, Halek stopped 33 shots, and the playoff-bound Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.