The Blues only needed 25 seconds of overtime to get a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Islanders in New York. Lee Stempniak beat Rick DiPietro for the power play game-winner off a pass from Eric Brewer. The Blues have won six of their last seven.
"It’s sort of how we drew it up before the overtime started," Stempniak said of his game winner. "(Brewer) was going to get it, and I was going to be there for a one-timer. Brew did a great job of taking the shot, sort of freezing their goalie, and just slid it to me. It was a great play by Brew."
It looked like St. Louis was going to be shutout until Jay McClement and Petr Cajanek tied the game with back-to-back goals less than 38 seconds apart with less than three minutes to play.
Curtis Sanford stopped 25 shots for the win. He’s still filling in for the injured Manny Legace.
St. Louis is 2-0 since they traded Keith Tkachuk and Bill Guerin. The Blues are .500 for the first time since the end of the 2003-04 season.