DALLAS — St. Louis
captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a
power play 10:58 into overtime and the Blues beat
the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to even the
St. Louis was on its
second power play of overtime after Antoine Roussel
was called for interference.
took a slap shot that defenseman Alex Goligoski
blocked. But the Blues kept charging and Backes
scored on the rebound of Alexander Steen's shot.
series matching the Western Conference's top two
teams switches to St. Louis for Game 3 on Tuesday
overtime by erasing a two-goal deficit in the third
period, tying in on Jamie Benn's goal with 2:36
Antti Niemi stopped
19 consecutive shots since relieving Kari Lehtonen
after the first period until Backes scored. Blues
goalie Brian Elliott had 31 saves, including big
shots by Jason Spezza and Benn about a minute apart
Patrik Berglund, Joe
Edmundson and Troy Brouwer had first-period goals
for St. Louis.
Goligoski and Mattias
Janmark also scored for Dallas.
SHARKS 3, PREDATORS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)
— Joe Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with
2:40 left and Martin Jones stopped 37 shots to lead
San Jose past Nashville for a 2-0 lead in the
second-round playoff series.
Logan Couture added a
power-play goal and Joe Thornton scored an
empty-netter to put the Sharks in control as the
series shifts to Nashville for Game 3 on Tuesday
Mattias Ekholm tied
it earlier in the third and Ryan Johansen also
scored for Nashville.
After San Jose blew a
one-goal lead in the third, the top line delivered.
Joe Thornton slid a cross-ice pass to Matt Nieto,
whose initial shot was stopped by Rinne. But
Pavelski batted in the rebound for his sixth goal of
the playoffs to give the Sharks the lead.
Game 3 is Tuesday
night in Nashville.