ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly scored a short-handed goal 2:05 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Friday night.
Colton Parayko scored twice and Ivan Barbashev also had a goal for the Blues. Jake Allen made 39 saves.
J.T. Compher had a goal and an assist, and Sven Andrighetto and Matt Calvert also scored for the Avalanche. Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves.
Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko was called for playing with illegal equipment in overtime after picking up Parayko’s stick. O’Reilly scored 34 seconds later after being sprung by a pass from Robert Bortuzzo.
Parayko put St. Louis ahead 3-2 with 9 minutes left in the third. It was the second career two-goal game for Parayko, the other coming on Oct. 13, 2015 at Calgary.
Compher’s power-play goal tied it with 6:50 left.
Parayko gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at 3:24 of the first period with his second goal in four games on a one-timer from just inside the blue line.
Andrighetto tied it on a breakaway at 5:42 of the first. It was his first goal in eight games.
Calvert gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead at 9:48 of the first, beating Allen between the legs on a wrap-around for his fourth goal of the season.
Barbashev tied it with 40 seconds left in the first. Jay Bouwmeester set it up with a perfect pass through the crease to a streaking Barbashev who tipped it in.
NOTES: The Blues signed F Alexei Toropchenko to a three-year, entry level contract. The 19-year-old from Moscow was drafted in the fourth round (113th overall) in the 2017 draft. … Avalanche RW Mikko Rantanen extended his points streak to 13 games with an assist on Compher’s goal and is tied with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin for the longest active streak in the league. … The Blues scratched D Joel Edmundson and LW Zach Sanford. … The Avalanche scratched D Mark Alt and D Alexander Kerfoot.
Colorado: hosts Dallas on Saturday.
St. Louis: hosts Calgary on Sunday.
By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press
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