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Avalanche 3, Blues 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Blues 2, SO
St. Louis Blues 2, Colorado Avalanche 3
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan O'Reilly
1st
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 21:51
Semyon Varlamov
2nd
SA: 37TOI: 64:48
GA: 2EV: 34-35
PIM: 0PP: 1-2
SV%: .946SH: 0-0
Kevin Shattenkirk
3rd
Kevin Shattenkirk
D
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 25:45

DENVER (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly scored the tying goal and then added another in the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

O'Reilly, who also had an assist, lifted a backhander over the shoulder of Jaroslav Halak for the only goal in the tiebreaker. Milan Hejduk, who netted his ninth goal of the season in regulation, and Matt Duchene had already been stopped in the shootout by St. Louis goalie Jaroslav Halak.

Semyon Varlamov, who stopped 35 of 37 shots through overtime, then denied Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and Jamie Langenbrunner to give Colorado a 4-0 mark this season in shootouts.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Patrick Berglund had goals, and Halak made 35 saves for the Blues, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. St. Louis is 7-1-3 under Ken Hitchcock since he replaced fired coach Davis Payne on Nov. 6.

With Colorado trailing 2-1, O'Reilly tied it at 9:34 of the third period with a wrist shot that beat Halak through a screen.

The Avalanche nearly won it with 10 seconds left in overtime, but Halak reached back at the last moment to keep Ryan O'Byrne's shot from crossing the goal line.

The Blues struck first, taking advantage of a hooking penalty on Paul Stastny when Shattenkirk scored his third of the season 8:55 in. Jason Arnott found Shattenkirk alone above the right circle, and he flipped a wrister through a screen that Varlamov never saw.

Colorado tied it at 13:55 when Hejduk buried a shot past Halak. O'Reilly set up the play from behind the net.

Stefan Elliott of the Avalanche hit the right post, but on the change of possession Berglund scored with a backhander off a pass from Stewart at 5:39. Stewart drew the defense to him, leaving Berglund more space in the slot to maneuver and get off a shot.

NOTES: G Brian Elliott (10-1-0) is expected to start Saturday when the Blues host Chicago. ... The Blues are 0-3 in shootouts. ... Shattenkirk's goal ended Colorado's string of 14 straight penalties killed over four games. ... Colorado was 0-for-4 on the power play.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:55
STL
PPG - Kevin Shattenkirk (3) ASST: Jason Arnott (7), Alexander Steen (10)
1 - 0 STL
13:55
COL
Milan Hejduk (9) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (15), Ryan Wilson (13)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
05:39
STL
Patrik Berglund (5) ASST: Chris Stewart (5), Ian Cole (2)
2 - 1 STL
3rd Period
09:34
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (4) ASST: Ryan O'Byrne (3), Jan Hejda (5)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCOLSTLTOTAL
1M. Hejduk
A. Steen
0 - 0
2M. Duchene
T. Oshie
0 - 0
3R. O'Reilly
J. Langenbrunner
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
02:24
STL
Roman Polak  Hooking against  Jay McClement
07:11
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Chris Porter
19:29
STL
David Backes  Holding the stick against  Kyle Quincey
2nd Period
00:25
COL
Milan Hejduk  Hi-sticking against  Alex Pietrangelo
06:18
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing against  Chuck Kobasew
14:22
COL
Brandon Yip  Roughing against  David Backes
14:22
STL
David Backes  Roughing against  Brandon Yip
17:05
STL
Jamie Langenbrunner  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Semyon Varlamov
3rd Period
12:47
COL
Paul Stastny  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak
4-7-3
SA: 35TOI: 65:00
Saves: 33EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .943SH: 1 - 1
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 37TOI: 64:48
Saves: 35EV: 34 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .946SH: 0 - 0
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