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Perron's power-play goal in OT lifts Blues past Sharks

Schenn ties it with 40 seconds left in third for St. Louis; Jones makes 42 saves for San Jose

by Louie Korac / Independent Correspondent

Perron nets PPG for OT winner

SJS@STL: Perron scores PPG in front for OT winner

Torey Krug keeps the puck in the Sharks' zone and sets up David Perron, who nets a power-play goal in front to give the Blues a 3-2 victory

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ST. LOUIS -- David Perron scored a power-play goal with 1:00 left in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at Enterprise Center on Thursday.

With Sharks forward Patrick Marleau in the penalty box for hooking, Perron beat Martin Jones from in close after receiving a pass from Torey Krug after the Blues tied it with 40 seconds remaining in the third period.

"I called for it as it was kind of a messy entry, but I saw that [Krug] was going to kind of retain control or whatever, keep the puck," Perron said. "I started calling for it because I knew I was behind their [defense]. I was going to look to make a pass and I just felt like maybe I was going to catch the goalie quick five-hole before he could get down, and it worked."

Perron had a goal and two assists, Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist, and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for the Blues (10-5-2).

"I thought our first period was pretty good, our second period no, not good, and then we woke up and thought we had a good third and ended up tying it late and winning in overtime," St. Louis coach Craig Berube said. "Our guys stuck with it and did a good job."

Noah Gregor and John Leonard scored second-period goals, and Martin Jones made 42 saves for the Sharks (6-7-2).

"There were definitely spurts where we played a good, hard, fast game," San Jose defenseman Brent Burns said. "Obviously there were ebbs and flows, thing to clean up, but there were definitely points in that game where we were in control of that game."

The teams play again here Saturday.

Video: SJS@STL: Schenn buries Hoffman rebound for tying goal

Brayden Schenn tied it 2-2 at 19:20 of the third period when he put in the rebound of a Hoffman shot crashing the crease while the Blues had a sixth attacker on the ice.

"I got a seam pass from Perron and I'm just looking to put it on net," Hoffman said. "The ice is pretty bad and we're trying to get a goal. I'm not trying to be too cute, just put it on net and get numbers there. 'Schenner' was in there, and it was a great shot to put it in."

Video: SJS@STL: Leonard scores from in close after scramble

Gregor tied it 1-1 at 8:27 of the second when a rebound caromed to him to the left of the goal and he shot it into an empty side.

Leonard gave San Jose a 2-1 lead at 14:31 on a broken play off a face-off, tucking a shot through the legs of Binnington. Leonard scored for a second straight game after getting his first NHL goal Monday in a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks.

"We were finding open spaces," Gregor said. "We have guys that are smart hockey players and can find that open ice. Quite a few times, we were able to find those holes. We've got guys that if you give us the middle of the ice, we're going to take it."

Video: SJS@STL: Hoffman buries rebound home for opening PPG

Hoffman's power-play goal at 6:12 of the first period gave the Blues a 1-0 lead off a rebound of Oskar Sundqvist's wrap play.

NOTES: Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (lower body) and Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (undisclosed) each missed the game. ... The Sharks were outshot 10-1 in overtime, the most shots allowed in an overtime in their history. ... Blues forward Ivan Barbashev left the game early in the third period with a lower-body injury. Berube said, "He's going to get it looked at tomorrow." ... Schenn has scored 14 points (eight goals, six assists) his past 15 games. ... Including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blues are 7-0-1 against the Sharks in their past eight games.

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