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Blues make history in thrilling win vs. Dallas

Victory was the first regulation win in Blues history when trailing in final minute of the third period

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues trailed 1-0 in the final minute of regulation on Sunday afternoon against the Dallas Stars.

Their home point streak - which had reached 11 games (10-0-1) - was in serious jeopardy.

And then, with a power play and Jordan Binnington pulled for an extra attacker, Ryan O'Rellly capitalized on some chaos in front of the Dallas' net with 47 seconds left in the game to even the score at 1-1.

Video: DAL@STL: O'Reilly scores PPG off big back-wall carom

Just 18 seconds later, Jordan Kyrou attempted a pass to Robert Thomas but hit a Stars defender instead. The puck caromed into the net and all of a sudden, the Blues had a 2-1 lead.

St. Louis held on to win, extending their home point streak to 12 games (11-0-1), which matches the third-longest in team history. It's a mark that hasn't been matched in 21 years (Jan. 6 - Feb. 26, 2001). In 2016-17, the Blues had a 14-game home point streak (11-0-3).

The franchise record - 21 games - was set during the 2011-12 season (18-0-3).

But there's more.

Sunday's win was also the Blues' first in franchise history in regulation when trailing in the final minute of the third period.

Video: DAL@STL: Kyrou scores PPG after his pass hits skate

"You could see it just slowly started working and we were winning more battles and getting more pucks," O'Reilly said after the game. "You could see it kind of put them on their heels a bit. You kind of knew something was going to come. We just did a great job of being composed, head down and keep working for the next play. We get that bounce and tie the game up. It was a good job by everyone on the bench, the coaching staff. We adjusted and kept coming at them and showed great resilience."

Prior to Sunday, only 10 teams in NHL history have won a game in regulation when trailing in the final minute of the third period.

"That was definitely really fun to be a part of," added Kyrou. "Doesn't happen too often when you come back in the last couple minutes. It was pretty electric out there."

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