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Perron sets NHL record with overtime dramatics

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

That was predictable.

The St. Louis Blues went to overtime (again!), and David Perron scored the game-winner (again!)

Two minutes and 46 seconds into a 2-2 game on Saturday night in Calgary, Perron buried his third overtime game-winner of the season to extend the Blues' winning streak to seven games - five of which have come in overtime.

Perron started the winning streak with an overtime game-winner in Detroit on Oct. 27. Two games later, he did it again to give the Blues a 4-3 home victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 1. And then Saturday, his goal gave the Blues a 3-2 win and put his name in the record books as the first player in NHL history to score three overtime goals before his team's 20th game of the season.

Perron also became the first player in Blues history to record three overtime goals in any seven-game span.

"I think this is the best I've ever seen him play," Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said after Saturday's win. "He's obviously had a lot of success this year, but even last year, obviously him and (Ryan O'Reilly) have some chemistry. This is probably the best I've seen him play after all these years in the League."

"In OT right now, the way he's scoring these goals, it's a no-brainer to get him the puck," O'Reilly added.

Perron now leads the League with five game-winning goals, which already is a career-high. His previous benchmark was set with four game-winning goals in 2017-18 with the Vegas Golden Knights and in 2011-12 with the Blues.

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