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National Hockey League
St. Louis 5, San Jose 4
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, January 18, 2021
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Jonny Murray
Attendance: N/A

Jordan Kyrou scored his second game-winning goal of the season, the tiebreaking tally in the third period, as the St. Louis Blues outgunned the visiting San Jose Sharks 5-4 Monday night.

Kyrou added an assist in the see-saw game. Justin Faulk scored twice, Brayden Schenn and Mike Hoffman scored once and Colton Parayko earned two assists for the Blues.

Jordan Binnington made 22 saves to earn the victory.

Logan Couture scored twice and added an assist for the Sharks. Brent Burns (goal, two assists), Kevin Labanc (goal, assist) and Tomas Hertl (two assists) also had multi-point games.

Devan Dubnyk stopped 28 of 33 shots in his first start for San Jose.

The Sharks struck first when Labanc deflected Burns' slap shot from the right point past Binnington.

Couture, who didn't score a power-play goal in 52 games last season, scored one to put the Sharks up 2-0 with 5:42 left in the first period. Hertl slid a deft cross-ice pass to Couture for a one-time shot from the right circle.

Faulk cut the Sharks' lead to 2-1 at 2:36 of the second period. He jumped from the penalty box, took an outlet pass from Ivan Barbashev and buried a wrist shot.

The Blues tied the game 2-2 just 93 seconds later. Parayko shot from the right point and Hoffman deflected it in for his first goal as a Blue.

The Sharks moved up 3-2 on another power-play goal. Evander Kane fed Burns as he broke unattended to the net, and Burns beat Binnington one-on-one.

That was the eighth power-play goal the Blues allowed in their first eight periods of the season.

However, the Blues tied the game again when Kyrou raced up the right wing for a clean break-in. Dubnyk stopped him, but Schenn converted the rebound at 14:17 of the middle period.

Faulk struck again with one minute left in the second. He broke to the net to redirect David Perron's pass to put the Blues up 4-3.

Couture scored again to tie the game 4:17 into the third period, banking a shot off Binnington from along the goal line on the left side.

However, Kyrou took a drop pass from Parayko to score the decisive goal from the top of the right circle midway through the period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Jose   St. Louis
Logan Couture 3 Points Justin Faulk 2
Logan Couture 2 Goals Justin Faulk 2
Brent Burns 2 Assists Colton Parayko 2
Logan Couture 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .848 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .846
Devan Dubnyk 28 Saves Jordan Binnington 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 26 4 2-3 3-3 6 32
St. Louis 33 5 0-3 1-3 6 31
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  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Sharks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.