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Perron scores in OT, Blues win 7th straight 5-4 over Jets

Perron scores in OT, Blues win 7th straight 5-4 over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — David Perron scored 3:14 into overtime and the St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to seven games with a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.

Perron took advantage of a giveaway by Winnipeg forward Mark Scheifele. He went in alone and beat Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck for his 16th goal of the season. He also had an assist.

Tyler Bozak scored twice, Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and assist and Justin Faulk also scored for the Blues (25-8-6). Jaden Schwartz contributed three assists and Brayden Schenn added a pair of assists.

Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots for St. Louis.

Kyle Connor scored twice and Gabriel Bourque and Blake Wheeler added goals for the Jets (21-14-3). Patrik Laine collected a pair of assists.

Hellebuyck made 30 saves for Winnipeg, which has lost four of five (1-3-1).

With Hellebuyck pulled for an extra attacker, Wheeler tied the game 4-4 with 1:14 remaining in the third period after Nikolaj Ehlers sent a pass from behind the net out front.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and the Blues led 3-2 after two.

Faulk scored on his team's first shot of the game, sending a point shot past Hellebuyck at 1:10.

Bourque tied it with 46 seconds remaining in the first, scoring off a long rebound on a shot from the middle of the left circle.

Winnipeg outshot the Blues 12-5 in the opening period.

Pietrangelo broke the tie at 5:30 of the second, but Connor made it 2-2 at 9:37 when he scored over Binnington's left shoulder from close range.

St. Louis regained the lead when Bozak scored a power-play goal at 16:08.

Connor made it 3-3 on the power play at 3:12 of the third when he tapped in a loose puck in the crease after Scheifele hit the post. He and Scheifele share the team lead in goals with 17.

Bozak scored his second of the game on a shot into the top corner past Hellebuyck at 5:10.

Pietrangelo picked up an assist, giving him 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last nine games.

NOTES: The Blues'Perron and Schwartz extended their point streaks to five games each. Schwartz has two goals and seven assists in that span, while Perron has four goals and four assists.

UP NEXT

Blues: Host Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Jets: At St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

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Updated : 2021-05-06 23:07 GMT+08:00