Hoffman scores twice, Blues defeat Wild in OT


ST. LOUIS — Ryan O’Reilly scored with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild at Enterprise Center on Saturday.

O’Reilly took a drop pass from Brayden Schenn and skated around the net and lifted a backhand short side over goalie Cam Talbot.

Mike Hoffman tied the game 2-2 for St. Louis when the forward scored his second goal of the night with 42 seconds left in the third period. Talbot made the save on his one-timer, but the rebound went in off defenseman Matt Dumba.

Hoffman was a healthy scratch the previous two games and three of the previous six.

Vince Dunn had three assists, and Ville Husso made 28 saves for the Blues (19-16-6), who have won three in a row after a seven-game slide (0-6-1).

Nico Sturm and Dumba scored, and Talbot made 27 saves for the Wild (24-13-3), who have lost three of four, including 9-1 here Friday.

The teams will finish a three-game series at Minnesota on Monday.

Dumba gave the Wild a 2-1 lead at 18:12 of the second period when he scored a power-play goal with a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a pass from Ryan Suter.

Sturm scored from the left circle to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 18:25 of the first period after a Jake Walman turnover.

Hoffman scored a power-play goal from the top of the right circle to tie it 1-1 at 3:07 of the second period.

Wild forward Kevin Fiala (upper body) was scratched after leaving warmups.

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