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O’Reilly scores in shootout to carry Blues to victory over Jets

WINNIPEG — Ryan O’Reilly scored the one purpose within the shootout to offer the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Eight skaters took photographs within the contest, with O’Reilly deking and placing the puck behind Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

Pavel Buchnevich had a purpose and help and Jordan Kyrou additionally scored for St. Louis (8-2-1). Kyle Connor, together with his team-leading ninth purpose, and defenceman Neal Pionk scored for Winnipeg (6-3-3).

Buchnevich arrange Kyrou’s game-tying purpose at 11:54 of the third interval when he despatched the puck out to the entrance of the web for Kyrou, who beat Hellebuyck.

St. Louis had possession for many of additional time, outshooting Winnipeg 10-1, and Brandon Saad hit the submit.

Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets after lacking the crew’s previous three video games. The primary absence was for his son’s delivery, the following two as a result of he was sick with a non-COVID sickness.

St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington made 39 stops, together with a number of excellent saves within the second interval.

Winnipeg was taking part in its fourth recreation of a season-long, seven-game homestand (2-1-1) at Canada Life Centre.

Each groups had an influence play within the fast-paced first interval, however solely the Blues capitalized. Buchnevich scored his third of the season with a shot that went by Hellebuyck’s legs at 18:09.

The Blues had the second-best energy play within the NHL heading into the sport at 30.8 per cent whereas Winnipeg was fourth (28.1).

Winnipeg outshot the guests 17-5 within the second interval, tied the sport and had some good possibilities to take the lead.

Pionk did a spin transfer contained in the blue line after which fired a shot that will have hit a participant and went previous a screened Binnington at 10:56.

A couple of minutes later, the netminder denied centre Mark Scheifele’s close-in shot together with his stick-side glove _ and his stick mendacity in entrance of him on the ice.

Winnipeg additionally had a second energy play however solely acquired one shot on internet. Jets ahead Dominic Toninato’s wrap-around try was then foiled by a Blues participant beside the web.

Pictures on purpose had been 23-13 in favour of Winnipeg after the second interval.

Connor fired a sharp-angled, excessive shot previous Binnington at 6:22 of the third to offer the Jets the 2-1 lead.

Jets captain Blake Wheeler assisted on the purpose, giving him 700 factors for the franchise. He has 810 factors in his 14-year profession.

Winnipeg, which is 4-1-1 at dwelling this season, hosts San Jose on Thursday. St. Louis returns dwelling to host Nashville the identical night time.

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