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National Hockey League
St. Louis 3, San Jose 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 18, 2021
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Chris Lee, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Julien Fournier
Attendance: N/A

David Perron scored on an overtime power play to cap a three-point night, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2, come-from-behind win over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

Brayden Schenn produced the game-tying goal for the Blues with 40 seconds left in regulation to force OT.

The Blues went on a power play 3:21 into the extra session when the Sharks' Patrick Marleau was whistled for hooking. Torey Krug got loose with a toe-drag move, then fed Perron at the right post for the decisive goal.

Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for the Blues, and Perron logged two assists. Jordan Binnington stopped 30 of 32 shots to earn the victory.

John Leonard and Noah Gregor scored for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 42 saves.

The Blues scored the first period's only goal on a power play. Jones stopped Oskar Sundqvist's shot inside the left post, but Hoffman arrived from the right circle to convert the rebound 6:12 into the game.

Hoffman has five goals in his past eight games after scoring just once in his first eight games this season.

The Sharks outshot the Blues 12-8 in the second period and took a 2-1 lead.

Gregor tied the game at 8:27 of the period. Nicolas Meloche threw the puck at the net from the right point, and Gregor buried a sharp-angle follow shot on the weak side.

After the Sharks won a scrambled draw in the right circle, Ryan Donato fanned on a shot but moved the puck to Leonard, who beat Binnington from point-blank range with 5:29 left in the period.

Leonard has scored the first two goals of his NHL career the past two games.

With Binnngton pulled for an extra attacker in the final minute, the Blues tied the game playing six-on-five. Hoffman shot the puck from the right circle and Schenn drove the net to convert the rebound.

On the down side for the Blues, their already depleted forward corps took another hit when Ivan Barbashev was knocked out of the game with a lower-body injury.

The two teams meet again Saturday night in St. Louis.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Jose   St. Louis
Noah Gregor 1 Points David Perron 3
Noah Gregor 1 Goals David Perron 1
Ryan Donato 1 Assists David Perron 2
N/A Power Play Goals David Perron 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Jones .933 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .938
Martin Jones 42 Saves Jordan Binnington 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 32 2 0-1 2-4 8 22
St. Louis 45 3 2-4 1-1 2 30
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Jose. The Blues have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • 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 .625 after a loss.