Blues Win in Overtime
scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4
victory over the Minnesota Wild last night.
St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since
winning seven of its first eight in 1997-98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas
on Saturday night, the Blues improved to 3-0 at home.
Minnesota's Dany Heatley forced the
overtime, tying it at 4 when he batted the puck out of the air with 4:08 left
in regulation for his fourth goal of the season. The Wild have lost three
Chris Stewart, Barret Jackman, Wade Redden
and Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis, and Brian Elliott, getting his
first home start, made 12 saves.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist
for Minnesota after also scoring twice in the Wild's 5-3 loss in Detroit on
Friday night. Mikko Koivu added a goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots.
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