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D'Agostini scores in OT, Blues beat Hurricanes

D'Agostini scores in OT, Blues beat Hurricanes

October 21st, 2011 in News

St. Louis Blues' Jason Arnott (44) and Alexander Steen (20) celebrate after Arnott scored past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) and Joni Pitkanen, of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in St. Louis.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt D'Agostini scored at 3:58 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 comeback victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Jason Arnott and David Backes scored in regulation to help the Blues overcome a 2-0 deficit, and Brian Elliott made 27 saves.

In overtime after the Blues killed a penalty, Vladimir Sobotka won a faceoff, got the puck back from Pietrangelo and fed D'Agostini in the slot for a redirection past goalie Cam Ward.

Brandon Sutter had a goal and an assist for Carolina, Jay Harrison also scored, and Ward stopped 40 shots.

The Blues snapped a two-game losing streak and ended the Hurricanes' winning streak at three.

St. Louis rallied to tie it at 2 in the second period.

Arnott made it 2-1 at 5:18 with his third goal of the season, following up Jamie Langenbrunner's shot and beating Ward to the near side.

Backes tied it with 3:51 left after picking off a clearing pass. Backes' initial big blast was blocked by Gleason, but Backes put his own rebound past Ward.

Harrison opened the scoring at 6:52 of the first on a shot from the right point that beat Elliott high on the short side.

Alex Steen had a chance to tie it with 2:29 left in the first, but couldn't snap a shot into the open side. Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason slid across to get his stick on it.

Sutter picked up his second point of the game with a breakaway goal at 1:33 of the second. After poking the puck away from Patrik Berglund, Sutter streaked in and beat Elliott with a quick snap shot to the short side.

NOTES: Arnott's goal ended the Blues' scoring drought at 95:40. ... Brothers Chris Stewart (St. Louis) and Anthony Stewart (Carolina) faced each other for the first time in the NHL. Anthony is 26, and Chris 23. ... Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice is one of three active coaches with 900-plus games with one franchise. The game was No. 902 for Maurice. Buffalo's Lindy Ruff (1,071) and Nashville's Barry Trotz (989) are the others. ... Blues D Carlo Colaiacovo (concussion) returned to the lineup after missing five games. LW Andy McDonald (concussion) missed his fourth game.