|Date of game: 1/10/2015
Recap: St. Louis vs. Carolina
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
Oshie, the Blues' first shooter, patiently skated through the slot, got Cam Ward to bite on a fake and lifted a shot into the top of the net. Jake Allen made Oshie's effort stand as he stopped all three shooters, including a slick glove save on Alexander Semin to end the game.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund all scored in regulation for the Blues, who won their fourth straight game.
"Despite the slow start, we came back in the second period," Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "It was a good effort getting back and getting on the right side of things."
Allen stopped 19-of-20 shots in relief of Brian Elliott, who allowed three goals on 10 shots during the first period.
Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask each tallied a goal and an assist, while Eric Staal and Riley Nash also lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who were coming off a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
"For the most part, I thought we did a good job," Carolina head coach Bill Peters said. "Pleased to go into St. Louis on the road against a team that is playing very well and get a point out of that."
Ward allowed four goals on 35 shots in defeat.
Carolina took a 4-3 lead with under five minutes to play in the second. Nash gathered a bouncing puck at the left side of the net and snapped a shot that deflected off a few players in the crease and off the goal post before crossing the goal line.
Tarasenko worked his way off the boards, released a shot in close and knocked the rebound into the net for a tie game with 13:14 to play.
With under two minutes to play in overtime, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had his goal waved off as it was ruled Berglund made contact with Ward at the top of the crease.
Carolina started the scoring just two minutes into the game. Rask slapped a shot from along the left boards that deflected off the skate of a St. Louis defender and into the net.
Steen tied the game after he took a pass through the crease and fired a shot over the shoulder of Ward
Skinner stripped a defender of the puck, stepped into the slot and sent a wrister over the glove of Elliott for a 2-1 lead at 7:23.
The Hurricanes did not relent. Five minutes later, Staal charged into the zone on a breakaway and slipped a backhander past a sliding Elliott, giving Carolina a 3-1 lead and forcing the Blues to change goaltenders.
St. Louis scored twice early in the second to tie the game.
Schwartz intercepted a Carolina pass, faked a shot in the slot and jammed the puck past Ward's stick at 4:07 and Berglund wristed a shot past a screened Ward for a 3-3 game 54 seconds later.Game Notes
The NHL released its All-Star game roster on Saturday. Tarasenko and
Shattenkirk will represent St. Louis, while defenseman Justin Faulk was
selected from the Hurricanes ... Steen extended his point streak to six games
... Carolina forward Elias Lindholm played in his 100th NHL game ... The two
teams will meet again on Jan. 30 at PNC Arena.