Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – T.J. Oshie scored 63 seconds into overtime to
give the St. Louis Blues their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Colorado
Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk also lit the lamp for the Blues, who
received 23 saves from Jake Allen.
Erik Johnson scored twice and Calvin Pickard stopped 39 shots for Colorado,
which have dropped five of its last six games.
Barret Jackman delivered a pass from the left boards to the slot area, where
Oshie used a defenseman as a screen before firing the puck into the upper
right corner of the net.
Johnson gave the Avs the lead 14:01 into the game on the power play with a
successful slap shot from the point.
Shattenkirk’s fourth goal of the season, a power-play marker, tied the score
with 4:37 left in the first. Pickard made saves on shots from Jaden Schwartz
and Jori Lehtera, but Shattenkirk had the loose disc in the right circle and
held it there until roofing the puck over the fallen goaltender.
Pietrangelo’s scored on a shot from the right boards at 8:16 of the second,
but the Avs tied it with 1:24 remaining in the period. Off an odd-man rush,
Johnson scored on a shot from the right circle.
Both goaltenders made 13 stops in the third.
The Blues have taken six of their last seven encounters with the Avs, while
they’ve won three straight at Pepsi Center … The Blues went 1-for-5 on the
power play, while Colorado ended 1-for-6 … Vladimir Tarasenko tallied an
assist to extend his point streak to five games for St. Louis.