Canadiens use big 2nd period to beat slumping Blues 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki scored in the second period, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Saturday. © APWF Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher (11) reaches for the puck with St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) Jordan Weal and Shea Weber also scored for the Canadiens, who won for the third time in four games. Carey Price made 32 saves in his 325th win, passing Sean Burke for 27th on the NHL career list.
Ryan O ' Reilly scores overtime winner as Blues top reeling Wild 4 - 3 for 4th straight win. The Wild badly needed a fresh start with the calendar turn and a boost from the home crowd before hitting the road yet again for a four-game trip on an imbalanced early schedule that gave them only five home
Mark Scheifele scored two goals, including the overtime winner , and Laurent Brossoit made 36 saves in a 4 - 3 win for the Jets.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild could have used that two-score lead they believed they had late in the second period.
As soon as the goal was waved off, the St. Louis Blues regained control, a sure sign of two teams skating in opposite directions.
Ryan O'Reilly scored 2:27 into overtime and the Blues beat the reeling Wild 4-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win without injured star Vladimir Tarasenko.
David Perron scores in OT to lift Blues past Red Wings, 5-4
DETROIT (AP) — The defending champion St. Louis Blues got off to a good start Sunday, struggled in the middle and finished strong. It's not ideal, yet they'll take it. David Perron scored at 1:28 of overtime to give St. Louis a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. The Blues blew a two-goal lead in the third-period and needed Ryan O'Reilly's late goal to send it to overtime. "We've really been focused on getting off to good starts, but we need to be more consistent when teams make adjustments against us," O'Reilly said. "We just haven't been ready in the same way and we're getting ourselves into trouble.
Ryan O ' Reilly makes a great move to get past a defender and rips a wrist shot top shelf to seal the overtime win for the Blues . Blues TV. STL@MIN: O ' Reilly makes nifty move, scores OT winner . Vitale, Pang preview matchup between Blues and Wild .
Robert Bortuzzo’s blocked shot sent Ryan O ’ Reilly in on a shorthanded breakaway and O ’ Reilly scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4 - 3 on Friday night at Enterprise Center. Colton Parayko scored two of the Blues four goals in the game.
''We just stick with our game and find ways to chip away at it and get some greasy goals. If it takes overtime, it takes overtime,'' said goalie Jake Allen, who made 20 saves during his first start in seven games.
The defending champion Blues, who lost Tarasenko five games ago for at least five months following surgery on his left shoulder, are tied for the Western Conference lead with Edmonton. They started a four-game road trip in resilient fashion, having beaten Columbus at home in overtime the night before, and improved to 6-0-3 in one-goal decisions this season.
''We're definitely comfortable in high-pressure situations,'' O'Reilly said.
These players need to step up in Tarasenko's absence
The Blues have shown over the past few years they know how to spread the wealth and not depend on just one player to carry the weight. That's going to be more important in 2019-2020 now that their superstar sniper Vladimir Tarasenko is lost for at least five months due to a shoulder injury. That's going to be more important in 2019-2020 now that their superstar sniper Vladimir Tarasenko is lost for at least five months due to a shoulder injury.
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Former Avs Player O ’ Reilly Scores In OT, Blues Beat Avs 4 - 3 . December 14, 2018 at 10:08 pm. Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko was called for playing with illegal equipment in overtime after picking up Parayko’s stick. O ’ Reilly scored 34 seconds later after being sprung by a pass from Robert Bortuzzo.
Mackenzie MacEachern and Carl Gunnarsson each scored their first goal in the first period for the Blues, who tied the game early in the third when Sammy Blais jammed the puck past Devan Dubnyk for his fifth score in 13 games.
The crowd was irate at a non-call after Luke Kunin tripped in front of Blais, seconds before the goal, and Wild coach Bruce Boudreau drew a penalty for the team by screamed at the officials in protest. The frustration was compounded by Mikko Koivu's goal that was earlier overturned by automatic replay review due to goaltender interference on Zach Parise for elbowing Allen while he screened him in front of the net.
''He was moving into Zach, so I don't understand the call,'' Boudreau said.
Dubnyk stopped 25 shots for the Wild, who went to an extra session for the first time this season and had their three-game home winning streak stopped. O'Reilly deked Parise and darted between him and Jared Spurgeon to find space for his winning wrist shot, which gave the Blues a second victory over the Wild in four days.
Binnington leads Blues past Wild 2-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 35 saves and Alex Pietrangelo snapped a tie in the third period, helping the St. Louis Blues top the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Wednesday night. Sammy Blais also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fourth time in five games. It was the first game for the Stanley Cup champions since star forward Vladimir Tarasenko had reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder. Binnington was busy all night, facing 12 shots in every period. He improved to 6-2-3 this season.
David Perron takes Alex Pietrangelo's dish on the rush and scores eight seconds into overtime , giving the Blues a 4 - 3 victory.
O ' Reilly scores overtime winner as Blues beat Wild . Subban's goal early in the third period gave the Devils the lead for good in a back-and-forth game, and New Jersey beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5- 3 on Saturday night for its first road victory of the season.
''I saw they were kind of tired, and you could see they were waiting on our change,'' O'Reilly said. ''So I just kind of had a little chance to build some speed and then attack. That's what you're looking for, catching a team flat-footed.''
The Wild lost their steam earlier than that, though, after Koivu's goal was waved off.
''That's a joke,'' Dubnyk said. ''I've said it over and over: The decisions you see made on the reviews, you just never know what you're getting. That's probably the worst I've seen.''
Marcus Foligno, Kevin Fiala and Mats Zuccarello scored for the Wild, whose 4-9 record in October was the franchise's worst first-month mark since the inaugural 2000-01 season when they went 2-7-3.
The Wild badly needed a fresh start with the calendar turn and a boost from the home crowd before hitting the road yet again for a four-game trip on an imbalanced early schedule that gave them only five home dates over their first 18 games.
David Perron scores in OT, Blues beat Blue Jackets 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) David Perron scored eight seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. © APWF St. Louis Blues' David Perron, right, is congratulated by Alex Pietrangelo (27) after scoring in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) © APWF St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) shoots for a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg, of Sweden, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in St. Louis.
Ryan O ' Reilly makes a great move to get past a defender and rips a wrist shot top shelf to seal the overtime win for the Blues . STL@MIN: O ' Reilly makes nifty move, scores OT winner . Nov 2, 2019 • 00:59. EDM@PIT: Draisaitl flies ahead for overtime winner .
O ' Reilly scores overtime winner , Blues beat Wild 4 - 3 . Andres Johnsson scored in the 11th round of the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4 - 3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
Foligno's one-timer put them on the board with just 2:26 elapsed, but Dubnyk gave one back to the Blues a mere 1:34 later when MacEachern's initial shot glanced off his blocker and he knocked it in by trying to swipe his glove behind him at the fluttering puck. Three of the five goals backup Alex Stalock allowed earlier this week at Dallas were last touched by the Wild, who blew a 3-0 lead with 21 minutes to go and lost 6-3.
The Wild were outscored 39-20 after the first period in October, but Fiala took the first step toward reversing the trend by evening the game just 61 seconds after the intermission. He pivoted away from the boards and blindly sent a shot through traffic that Allen surely didn't see. Then about 3 1/2 minutes later, the Wild took the lead with a power-play goal by Zuccarello, their most notable offseason addition who went goalless in his first 12 games with his new team but scored for the second straight contest.
''You've got to create your own bounces and luck,'' Zuccarello said, ''and we haven't gotten that yet.''
NOTES: The Blues, who entered the night ranked fourth in the NHL in power-play scoring, went 0 for 3. ... Parise assisted on Fiala's goal, his first helper of the season and first point in six games.
Blues: Play at Vancouver on Tuesday. They lost 4-3 to the Canucks in a shootout at home on Oct. 17.
Wild: Play at Anaheim on Tuesday. They're 1-8 on the road, with no home games for another 12 days.
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Grant gets first hat trick, Ducks top Blues 4-1 .
ST. LOUIS (AP) Derek Grant doesn’t usually contribute so much on offense. © APWF Anaheim Ducks' Devin Shore (29) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) race for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) Grant completed his first career hat trick, Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Saturday night.It was just the second multigoal game of Grant’s 229-game career and first since Oct. 20, 2017.