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Oshie, Tarasenko lift Blues past Jets, 4-3

Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:01 Published in Sports
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
 
The crowd chanted "USA! USA! as Oshie skated in on Al Montoya and beat him. Tarasenko then scored, giving the Blues the victory in their final game before the Olympic break.
 
Blues goalie Brian Elliott stopped Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd in the tiebreaker.
 
Brenden Morrow, Derek Roy and Jaden Schwartz scored in regulation for the Blues, 15-0-1 against Central Division rivals. They are 22-5-3 at home and 39-12-6 overall.
 
Mark Scheifele scored twice, and Dustin Byfuglien added a goal for Winnipeg.
 
It was the fourth consecutive overtime game for St. Louis.
 
St. Louis was 0 for 8 on the power play and has failed to score in its last 20 chances.
 
The Blues improved to 3-1 this season against the Jets, winning the last three with each game was decided by a single goal or in a shootout.
 
Schwartz scored on a backhander from the slot to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead 34 seconds into the third period. Schwartz has three goals and three assists in a four-game points streak.
 
Byfuglien tied it on a power play with 6:17 left.
 
St. Louis scored first. Morrow took a drop pass from Tarasenko and snapped a wrist shot from the left circle at 7:39 of the first period.
 
Winnipeg tied it on Scheifele's goal at 12:33. From behind the net, Devin Setoguchi found Scheifele in front of the crease and Scheifele slid it by Elliott.
 
St. Louis regained the lead when Roy scored on off an assist from Morrow with 2:22 left in the period. It was Roy's first goal in 25 games since Dec.12 against Toronto.
 
Scheifele tied it at 2 midway through the second.
 
NOTES: Blues D Jordan Leopold left in the first period and did not return. ... St. Louis D Barret Jackman played in his 700th game. Only Bernie Federko (927), Brian Sutter (779) and Brett Hull (744) have played more games for the Blues than the former No. 1 draft choice. ... The 10 Blues player selected to play in the Winter Olympics were honored in ceremony before the game. Nine Blues are headed to the games. F Vladimir Sobotka will miss playing because of a leg injury. ... The Jets are sending four players to the Olympics ... With the win, coach Ken Hitchcock went past Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman on the Blues' career victories list. Bowman was 110-83-45 with the Blues from 1967 to 1970. The Blues are 111-44-15 under Hitchcock.

Missouri speed skater is ready for Olympics

Friday, 07 February 2014 10:51 Published in Local News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A short track speed skater from Springfield who raised nearly $50,000 online to cover training costs is one of just two Missourians competing at the Winter Olympics in Russia.
The Columbia Missourian reports that 24-year-old Emily Scott is one of three short track skaters on the U.S. women's team in a sport compared to roller derby on ice. Competitors jockey for position in a tight oval.
More than 700 people contributed to Scott after learning about her financial struggles in 2013, when her national team stipend was slashed.
The other Missourian in Sochi is men's hockey player Paul Stastny of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. He was born in Canada but grew up in St. Louis, where his father played for the Blues.

Good Samaritans save woman from beating

Friday, 07 February 2014 10:48 Published in Local News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police are praising three Good Samaritans who stopped a domestic assault along a busy Kansas City highway.
Police and court documents say a man was beating his wife near an exit from Interstate 70 at U.S. 40 when the three people stopped. They say the helpful motorists possibly saved the woman's life.
The Kansas City Star reports the 31-year-old victim suffered a broken nose, broken facial bones, cuts and bruises in the beating Jan. 30.
She told police her husband threatened to kill her and then himself. The man jumped in his car and escaped when the other drivers stopped but he was later arrested.
The suspect, 38-year-old Robert Tyus, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and felonious restraint. Court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.
 

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