Blues score late in regulation, early in OT, beat Kings
March 06 2021 11:14 PM
David Perron of the St. Louis Blues shoots and scores to tie the game 2-2 with the Los Angeles Kings during a 3-2 Blues overtime win in Los Angeles. (Getty Images/AFP)

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David Perron’s second goal of the night tied the game with 44 seconds left in regulation and Mike Hoffman scored 1:30 into overtime to lift the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.
Ryan O’Reilly had three assists for the Blues, who won their fourth consecutive game. Ville Husso made 28 saves to earn the victory.
Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings, who have lost four straight games 
(0-2-2). Calvin Petersen made 19 saves in defeat.
With Husso pulled for an extra attacker, Perron tied the game with a wrist shot from the right dot late in the third period. He has three goals and three assists in five games against the Kings this season.
Hoffman won the game with a slap shot from the right circle with Husso out of the net again and the Blues playing four-on-three during a delayed penalty.
After the Kings took a penalty for too many men on the ice just 1:43 into the game, the Blues capitalized on the power play to grab a quick 1-0 lead. 
Perron stepped in to beat Petersen with a snap shot from atop the left circle. The Kings outshot the Blues 12-6 in the first period but went 0-for-2 on the power-play while being held scoreless.
Then they outshot the Blues 8-5 in the second period and tied the game 1-1 on Carter’s goal with 3:19 left. 
Andreas Athanasiou’s deft lead pass sent Carter flying in from the right wing. Carter drew Husso out of the net, then reached a backhand shot around him.
Brown scored a power-play goal 37 seconds into the third period to put the Kings up 2-1. He drove to the left post to take a cross-ice pass through the crease from Anze Kopitar.
Blues defenseman Justin Faulk tied up Brown but inadvertently kicked the puck into his own net. The result was Brown’s fifth goal in five games against the Blues this season.
The depleted Blues experienced still another injury when forward Oskar Sundqvist exited the game late with a lower-body ailment in the second period.

Malcolm Subban shines as Blackhawks beat Lightning in shootout
Malcolm Subban stopped 39 shots during regulation and overtime and denied all three shots during a shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 4-3 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
Subban earned the No. 1 star of the game for his efforts, which included 34 saves during regulation and five in overtime. 
Alex DeBrincat scored twice for Chicago and Dominik Kubalik scored once. Patrick Kane and Adam Boqvist notched two assists apiece. Anthony Cirelli, Alex Killorn and Ryan McDonagh scored for the Lightning, who saw their six-game winning streak end. Killorn added an assist, and Ondrej Palat had two helpers. Chicago’s Philipp Kurashev was the only player to score during the shootout.
McDonagh broke a 2-2 tie by scoring with 17:40 to go in the third period. 
Subban stopped an initial attempt by Killorn, but McDonagh capitalized on the rebound for his second goal of the season and his first since Feb. 3 against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blackhawks pulled even at 3 with 14 minutes remaining. Kubalik stood to the right side of the crease and knocked in a loose puck for his third goal in the past four games, his ninth of the season. 
Tampa Bay opened the scoring 2:51 into the first period. Seconds after missing on a backhand attempt, Cirelli tracked down a loose puck in front of the net and punched in a shot for his seventh goal of the season and his third in the past four games.
The Lightning increased their lead to 2-0 on a power-play goal at 10:27 of the opening period. For the second game in a row, Killorn redirected a shot from Victor Hedman into the back of the net. 
It was his fifth goal of the season. Chicago cut the deficit to 2-1 less than three minutes later on the power play. DeBrincat fired a wrist shot from the left circle for his 100th career goal.
DeBrincat struck yet again, this time for his team-leading 14th of the season, with 12:42 to go in the second period to even the score at 2. He took a pass from Kane and blasted a one-timer past Curtis McElhinney (24 saves).

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