The Blues had not lost a game at Enterprise
Center since Dec. 7. They outscored opponents 36-15 during the
winning streak, which tied for the longest in team history.
Tyler Pitlick, Michael Raffl and Travis Konecny also scored for
the Flyers, who have won three of their last four games.
Brian Elliott, a former Blues goaltender, stepped up with the
Flyers' top goalie, Carter Hart, sidelined with an abdominal
muscle strain. Elliott stopped 30 of 33 shots.
Justin Faulk, Ryan O'Reilly and Alexander Steen scored and
Jordan Binnington made 21 saves for the Blues, who took over the
top spot overall in the NHL standings with the point.
The Blues outshot the Flyers 14-8 in the first period and took a
1-0 lead with a power-play goal by Faulk.
Steen curled in the right corner and fired a cross-ice pass to
Faulk breaking toward the left post for the point-blank
Pitlick tied the game at 12:43 of the second period with an
accidental goal. He circled the net and threw a centering pass
toward Scott Laughton driving the net. David Perron tied up
Laughton on the back-check, but the puck bounced off the Blues
winger into the net.
Raffl put the Flyers up 2-1 three minutes later. Robert Hagg
fired a shot on goal from the left point and Binnington allowed
a long weak-side rebound -- right to Raffl for an uncontested
shot into a half-empty net.
Konecny made it 3-1 with a power-play goal 26 seconds into the
third period. James van Riemsdyk redirected a pass from Claude
Giroux through the crease to Konecny for a tap-in at the left
But the Blues erased that lead to force overtime. O'Reilly
scored by deflecting Brayden Schenn's pass on goal, then banged
home his own rebound with 9:25 left.
Steen tied the game about three minutes later, going to his
backhand to beat Elliott after Robert Thomas found him with a
centering pass from behind the net.
--Field Level Media
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