Blues Need Overtime to Beat Lightning

Brayden Shenn scored with 58.2 seconds left in overtime and rookie Jordan Binnington made 32 saves as the St. Louis Blues won their fourth straight game, 1-0 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Schenn skated in from the left wing boards and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy for the win.

Vasilevskiy, who dropped to 9-1-0 this season following a loss, stopped 38 shots. The Lightning were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday night to Vegas. Tampa Bay has lost consecutive games just twice this season.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Pat Maroon
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy makes a save on St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

After Colton Parayko hit the post, Vasilevskiy stopped Schenn’s in-close rebound while on his stomach with 7 1/2 minutes left in the first.

Binnington got a piece of Nikita Kucherov’s shot off a faceoff midway through the second that also hit the crossbar. He also had an in-close save on Victor Hedman during a 2-on-1 early into overtime.

Tampa Bay’s No. 2 ranked short-handed unit kept St. Louis off the scoreboard and had a quality scoring on each of three consecutive penalty kills in the second.

The Blues outshot Tampa Bay 15-8 during the opening period, and 32-19 through two.

St. Louis has outshot its opponent in 18 straight games, which is three away from the team record set during the 2001-02 season.

Tampa Bay’s top-ranked power play went 0 for 2.

NOTES: Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos was held off the scoresheet on his 29th birthday. … Blues C Ryan O’Riley had an eight-game point streak (four goals, 11 points) end on his 28th birthday. … St. Louis D Carl Gunnarsson sat out with an upper-body injury. … Tampa Bay RW Ryan Callahan was scratched for the second straight game and fourth time in five games.


Blues: Start a home-and-home Saturday with Nashville in St. Louis. The teams then play Sunday in Nashville.

Lightning: Host Pittsburgh on Saturday night.


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Mark Didtler, The Associated Press