|DAL||0||2||1||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|STL||1||2||0||1||(0 - 0)||4|
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are on a bit of a roll.
Barret Jackman scored at 2:16 of overtime to lift the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
St. Louis has won two straight and three of four. The two-game winning streak is its longest since it took back-to-back games at Columbus and Detroit in November.
Jackman took a pass from Keith Tkachuk and his shot deflected off of Stephane Robidas' stick and past Marty Turco. His third goal of the season also snapped the Stars' six-game winning streak.
``When you're playing 4-on-4, you always want to have one defenseman up in the rush,'' Jackman said. ``I just tried to find an opening, and (Tkachuk) hit me with the pass.''
It was the second straight meeting between the Stars and Blues that had finished 3-3 in regulation.
``We knew exactly what was coming,'' Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. ``I don't think we played hard enough. Not with enough urgency, we deserved our fate.''
St. Louis got its scoring from Dean McAmmond, Vladimir Orszagh and Mike Glumac, who scored his first NHL goal, while Dallas got goals from Jon Klemm, Jason Arnott and Jere Lehtinen.
St. Louis scored first on McAmmond's 15th goal of the season with 2:07 remaining in the first period. McAmmond took a cross-ice pass from Lee Stempniak and whistled a shot from in front of the net past Turco's glove.
Dallas wasted little time in the second period as they tied the game at 17:33. Klemm beat Curtis Sanford over his glove from the left circle after taking a pass from Mathias Tjarnqvist.
Dallas made it 2-1 less than 3 minutes later when Arnott scored on the power play for his 20th goal of the season at 15:08. With Steve Poapst in the penalty box for hooking, a battle ensued in front of the net. Arnott slid the puck past Sanford, giving him nine points in his last 10 games including five goals.
The Blues tied the game at 2 on the power play when Orszagh scored after a scramble in front of the net. After Sanford, who was making his seventh straight start, made a diving save on Steve Ott on a 2-on-1 Stars break, the Blues had a 5-on-2 the other way and they did not squander the opportunity.
Glumac scored in just his fourth NHL game 32 seconds later. Turco couldn't handle a slap shot from Dallas Drake skating in on the left side and Glumac jammed home the rebound.
``They say the first one is the hardest,'' Glumac said. ``I'm just glad to have that one behind me.''
Dallas tied the game 4:55 into the third period. Lehtinen took a drop pass from Jussi Jokinen and beat Sanford for his 26th goal.
Sanford (8-12-4) made 25 saves for the victory while Turco (28-14-2) made 23 saves in the loss.
``The two (goals) in the second period sort of changed the face of the game'' Turco said. ``But tonight wasn't our best overall effort.''
Notes: The Stars recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski under emergency conditions from the Iowa Stars of the AHL. Jancevski was called up to replace Phillippe Boucher, who did not travel to St. Louis. Boucher is listed as day-to-day with a sore knee. ... Jesse Boulerice made his Blues debut against the Stars. He was acquired from Carolina in the Doug Weight trade earlier this week. ... Blues defenseman Christian Backman was scratched with a hip injury suffered in Thursday's win over Chicago.
|Dean McAmmond Snap shot - ASST: Lee Stempniak , Vladimir Orszagh|
1 - 0 STL
|Jon Klemm Snap shot - ASST: Mathias Tjarnqvist , Steve Ott|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Jason Arnott Snap shot - ASST: Brenden Morrow , Bill Guerin|
2 - 1 DAL
|PPG - Vladimir Orszagh Slapshot - ASST: Petr Cajanek , Scott Young|
2 - 2 Tie
|Mike Glumac Slapshot - ASST: Dallas Drake , Jay McClement|
3 - 2 STL
|Jere Lehtinen Snap shot - ASST: Jussi Jokinen , Mike Modano|
3 - 3 Tie
|Barret Jackman Wrist shot - ASST: Keith Tkachuk , Dennis Wideman|
4 - 3 STL
|Lee Stempniak Hi-sticking|
|Keith Tkachuk Elbowing|
|Jere Lehtinen Hooking|
|Dallas Drake Tripping|
|Steve Poapst Hooking|
|Antti Miettinen Hooking|
|Petr Cajanek Interference on goalkeeper|
|Brenden Morrow Tripping|
|Barret Jackman Interference|
|Jere Lehtinen Tripping|
|Dean McAmmond Tripping|
|Jason Arnott Tripping|
|Stu Barnes Hooking|
|SA: 27||TOI: 62:16|
|Saves: 23||EV: 18 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 6|
|SV%: .852||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 28||TOI: 61:59|
|Saves: 25||EV: 16 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 9|
|SV%: .893||SH: 1 - 1|