Oshie's OT goal gives Blues 3-2 win over Bruins

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm •  Published: February 6, 2014
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Oshie thought he got a bit lucky, but it helped the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins.

Oshie scored 3:29 into overtime, jamming the puck in from the side of the net as the Blues won 3-2 on Thursday night.

"It was a pretty lucky bounce," Oshie said. "It hit off me and went straight toward the net and I just started whacking and poked it in there. We'll take the point for sure."

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask didn't have much a chance on Oshie's unassisted goal.

"It hit Oshie's skate and it hit the back of the net and it was on his stick and then he backed it off my pad I guess," Rask said. "What are you going to do?"

It was the third straight home game that went to overtime for the Blues.

Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz also scored for St. Louis, which blew a 2-0 lead in the third period as Boston scored in a span of just over 2 minutes. St. Louis also blew a two-goal lead Tuesday in a shootout loss to Ottawa.

Boston had won in its last three trips to St. Louis, and this was the first Blues' home win against the Bruins since Oct. 6, 2006, in a shootout. The last regulation win at home against Boston came on Dec. 18, 1999.

"I think when you play Boston, I think it's a great evaluator," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "It gives you a real good read on your competitive level. It gives you a great read on your execution under pressure."

David Krejci and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins.

Steen gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with his 28th goal when he ripped a slap shot from the top of the right circle to beat Rask at 15:48 of the first period. Jaden Schwartz fed the puck to Steen, who has eight points in his last nine games.

Schwartz made it 2-0 when he snapped a wrist shot from the left circle at 3:32 of the second period. The shot by Schwartz grazed the left shoulder of Rusk, who was screened by Kevan Miller. It was the 18th goal by Schwartz.



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