DALLAS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored 1:28 into overtime to complete a hat trick and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Three times Dallas took one-goal leads in regulation play, and three times the Blues tied the score. The first two tying goals came within 37 seconds of Stars scores.
St. Louis had a 4-on-3 power play after Dallas’ Tyler Seguin went off for high sticking 14 seconds into overtime. Tarasenko took a pass from Alex Pietrangelo at the top of the right faceoff circle and fired the puck past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.
Tarasenko also had an assist on Jori Lehtera’s second-period goal.
Dallas’ goals were by Jamie Oleksiak, Seguin and Trevor Daley. It was Oleksiak’s first career goal. Daley’s was his fourth this season on the power play.
St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott made 25 saves. Lehtonen had 23.
The Blues had failed to score on their first four power plays before Tarasenko connected. St. Louis had a 5-on-3 advantage for 53 seconds in the second period, but Dallas killed both penalties.
All of Daley’s goals this season have been on the power play. He took a pass from Alex Goligoski, settled the puck on his stick in the left faceoff circle and shot into the upper left corner of the net past Blues goalie Brian Elliott.
The goal at 3:27 of the third was only the 13th on the power play for Daley, who had no more than two in any of his first 10 seasons.
The Stars have scored on the power play in six straight games. The Blues have allowed one in five in a row.
Tarasenko’s game-tying goal at 11:37 of the third came when he skated into the right circle, moved the puck to his forehand and shot past Lehtonen. Lehtera had one of his two assists on the play.
Dallas didn’t have a shot on goal until the game was 6 minutes old. But the Stars scored first on Oleksiak’s shot from the right point that hit a defender’s stick and bounced past Elliott.
Tarasenko countered Oleksiak’s goal at 13:10 of the first period with one at 13:45, 35 seconds later.
In the second, Seguin scored at 5:28, followed by Lehtera’s goal at 6:05, 37 seconds later.
Seguin, who entered the game as the NHL’s individual scoring leader, had a goal and an assist. In nine games, he has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists).
NOTES: St. Louis captain David Backes (upper-body injury) left the game after a second-period collision with Daley, and did not return. … Blues D Carl Gunnarsson played for the first time since hip surgery after last season. RWs Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves didn’t practice Monday because of illness, but also played for St. Louis. … D Oleksiak was playing in his 28th NHL game. Seguin and Jamie Benn assisted on Oleksiak’s goal, extending their points streaks to seven games each. … Benn also has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last six games against the Blues.
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