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Zach Sanford and Tyler Bozak scored goals in their first games back from injured reserve, and the Blues headed into the All-Star break with a 5-1 victory over the stumbling Ducks on Wednesday night.

 

Vladimir Tarasenko, Oskar Sundqvist and Sammy Blais also scored for the Blues, who had lost three of four before splitting two games on a Southern California road trip. They couldn't have played much better against the Ducks, largely dominating on both ends from start to finish in a win that left sixth-place St. Louis in the wild-card playoff conversation at 22-22-5.

 

In both teams' final game before the All-Star break and their subsequent bye weeks, rookie Jordan Binnington bounced back from his first career regulation loss with 12 saves in his fifth career victory.

 

Blues D Robert Bortuzzo was a healthy scratch. He had played in 25 consecutive games. Joel Edmundson took his spot in the lineup.

 

The Blues are at Blue Jackets on Feb. 2 to open a three-game trip.

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