Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blues 2-1 to even series

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) celebrates with Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) after Connor scored against St. Louis Blues goalte

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) celebrates with Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) after Connor scored against St. Louis Blues goalte

Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL first

Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL first

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) falls over St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) as Connor scores during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL ho

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) falls over St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) as Connor scores during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL ho

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33), Ben Chiarot (7), Blake Wheeler (26) and Kyle Connor (81) celebrate with Mark Scheifele (55) after Scheifele scor

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33), Ben Chiarot (7), Blake Wheeler (26) and Kyle Connor (81) celebrate with Mark Scheifele (55) after Scheifele scor

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) blocks a shot by Winnipeg Jets left wing Brandon Tanev (13) during the second period in Game 4 of an

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) blocks a shot by Winnipeg Jets left wing Brandon Tanev (13) during the second period in Game 4 of an

St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon, right, is defended by Winnipeg Jets' Ben Chiarot, left, during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round

St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon, right, is defended by Winnipeg Jets' Ben Chiarot, left, during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) tries to slow down Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (5), of Russia, during the second period in Game

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) tries to slow down Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (5), of Russia, during the second period in Game

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece.

Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game.

Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made 37 saves for the Blues.

Connor ended it when he banged home a feed from Scheifele for his third goal in two games.

Tarasenko beat Hellebuyck with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle 35 seconds into the third period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. The power-play goal, Tarasenko's eighth career in the postseason, moved him into a tie with Brian Sutter and Al MacInnis for fourth in franchise history.

Scheifele tied it at the 7:33 mark, tipping in a feed from Connor. It was Scheifele's second goal of the series.

After a slow start in Game 3, the Blues came out strong in the first period. They built an 8-0 advantage in shots on goal as it took the Jets almost 11 minutes to test Binnington, who came up with a couple of saves on a Winnipeg power play to keep the game scoreless.

Pat Maroon had a pair of chances to give the Blues the lead in the second period, hitting the post off a pass from Tyler Bozak and getting stopped by Hellebuyck on a partial break.

Binnington came up big on a point-blank chance from Scheifele early in the second, and Brandon Tanev hit the crossbar on a breakaway midway through the period.

FACE IN THE CROWD

Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky took in the game. Gretzky played in 18 regular-season games for the Blues in 1996.

NOTES: Blues LW Robby Fabbri saw his first postseason action on a line with RW Alexander Steen and C Ivan Barbashev. . Jets D Dustin Byfuglien had his eight-game playoff point streak snapped. . Binnington, who got an assist on David Perron's first-period goal in Game 3, became the sixth Blues goaltender to record an assist in a playoff game and the first since Chris Osgood on April 12, 2004, vs. San Jose. . Jets RW Patrik Laine has scored in seven of nine career games at Enterprise Center.

UP NEXT

The series shifts back to Winnipeg for Game 5 on Thursday night.

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