Perrons power-play goal in OT lifts Blues past Sharks

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ST. LOUISDavid Perron scored a power-play goal with one minute to play in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at Enterprise Center on Thursday.

With Sharks forward Patrick Marleau in the penalty box for hooking, Perron beat Martin Jones from in close after the Blues (10-5-2) tied it with 40 seconds remaining in regulation.

Perron had a goal and two assist, Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist, and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for the Blues.

Noah Gregor and John Leonard scored second-period goals and Martin Jones made 42 saves for the Sharks (6-7-2).

The teams play again here on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-MW, NBCSCA, NHL.TV).

Brayden Schenn tied it 2-2 at 19:20 of the third period when he put in the rebound of a Hoffman shot while the Blues had a sixth attacker on the ice.

Gregor tied it 1-1 at 8:27 of the second when a rebound caromed to him to the left and he shot it into an empty side.

Leonard gave San Jose its first lead at 2-1 at 14:31 on a broken play off a face-off, tucking a shot through the legs of Binnington. 

Hoffman’s power-play goal at 6:12 of the first period gave the Blues a 1-0 lead when he finished off a rebound chance of Oskar Sundqvist‘s wrap play. 

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (lower body) and Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (undisclosed) each missed the game.

Blues forward Ivan Barbashev left the game early in the third period with a lower-body injury.

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