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Perron’s Goal Wins it for Blues in OT


Perron’s Goal Wins it for Blues in OT

Allen Makes 36 Saves for Blues

DALLAS (AP) — David Perron put in a wraparound goal at 1:55 of overtime, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

On a delayed penalty, Perron picked up a loose puck to the left of the net, skated behind it and scored from the right side before Dallas goalie Antti Niemi could recover.

St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund had tied the game 2-2 with 31 seconds left in the second period. Jaden Schwartz scored in the first period for the Blues and Jake Allen had 36 saves.

Jason Spezza scored for a 2-1 lead less than a minute before Berglund tied the game, and assisted on Patrick Eaves’ power-play goal in the first period.

Niemi finished with 19 saves.

In the closing minutes of regulation, Dallas’ Johnny Oduya and the Blues’ Jori Lehtera had good scoring chances.

The Blues killed the first penalty in a double-minor for high-sticking to Vladimir Tarasenko, but Eaves scored 16 seconds into the second at 7:04 of the first period. Spezza led Eaves with an easy pass into the right faceoff circle. He drilled a shot past a screen by Tyler Seguin and off Allen into the lower right corner.

Later in the first, Paul Stastny shot from the slot. The rebound went to Schwartz, who beat Oduya to the puck on the left side at 11:15.

Neither team scored in the second until Dallas’ Spezza put in the rebound of Jiri Hudler’s shot at with 1:24 remaining.

St. Louis tied the game with 31 seconds to go. Berglund shot from the slot through a tight group of Niemi, Oduya and the Blues’ Perron. Dallas challenged the goal, claiming goaltender interference, but it was upheld.

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