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Shattenkirk helps Blues top Stars in OT

Dallas,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Kevin Shattenkirk's  goal late in overtime 
lifted  the St.  Louis Blues to a  3-2 win over the Dallas Stars from American 
Airlines Center. 

A  night  after  tallying  the  game-winner in  a  shootout  to  top  Chicago, 
Shattenkirk  lit  the lamp  with 11  seconds remaining in  the extra period on 
Sunday to help the Blues win for the fourth time in five tries. 

"I  think  we just stuck with  it," said Blues winger Brendan Morrow. "Playing 
back-to-backs aren't easy, especially a team that skates as well as this  one. 
We just had to stay with it." 

Jaden  Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in regulation for St. Louis, while Brian 
Elliott made 28 saves to earn the win. 

Dallas  battled back from a 2-0 deficit with second period goals by Jamie Benn 
and  Ryan  Garbutt  3:18 apart  to  tie  the  score  and force  overtime,  but 
ultimately fell short to snap a brief two-game winning streak. 

"We  had our opportunity in overtime but didn't get it done," said Dallas head 
coach Lindy Ruff. 

Kari Lehtonen allowed all three goals on 22 shots to absorb the loss. 

After Dallas defenseman Kevin Connauton was whistled for a tripping penalty in 
the  final minute  of overtime,  St. Louis  took advantage  with Shattenkirk's 
game-winner, which he one-timed past Lehtonen from the left circle. 

Schwartz  opened  the scoring when  he tapped in  a feed from Vladimir Sobokta 
just 2:41 into the first period. 

Oshie  capitalized on  a Dallas turnover early  in the second when he ripped a 
shot over Lehtonen's shoulder for the 75th goal of his career. 

The  Stars finally  got on the board  at 8:13 of the second with Benn's power- 
play goal, and they tied it moments later when Garbutt deflected an Aaron Rome 
shot from the blue line. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Blues scored  on both of their power-play opportunities ... Sobotka had a 
pair of assists. 

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