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Baertschi lone bright spot as Flames fall to Blues

Blues' Alexander Steen shoots and scores against Flames goalie Joey MacDonald during the second...

Blues' Alexander Steen shoots and scores against Flames goalie Joey MacDonald during the second period of their NHL game in St. Louis on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Sarah Conard/Reuters)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

ST. LOUIS - Sven Baertschi's end-of-season point scoring streak is now at seven games.

It ties the season-high for the Calgary Flames this season.

On a night the Flames were up against a Stanley Cup contender St. Louis Blues team zoning in on home-ice advantage to start the playoffs, that's as good as it got in Thursday's 4-1 loss.

Baertschi, the top prospect rookie whose start of season offensive struggles earned him a trip to the minors, continues to show the touch he provides, having netted three goals and nine points in the run.

When he one-timed a cross-ice pass from Jiri Hudler to briefly make it a 1-1 game before the Scottrade Center crowd of 15,302, it briefly gave the underdog Flames hope.

It didn't last.

Andy McDonald broke the deadlock exactly midway through the clash on a night Ryan Reaves scored twice and Alex Steen also tallied for the Blues, who will finish fourth in the Western Conference if they beat Chicago in their regular season finale.


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