O’Reilly scores in OT to lift Blues over Coyotes 6-5

Feb 11, 2023, 6:08 AM | Updated: 9:02 pm

St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey gam...

St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


              Arizona Coyotes' Christian Fischer, left, shoots past St. Louis Blues' Calle Rosen (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Brandon Saad (20) chases after a loose puck as Arizona Coyotes' J.J. Moser (90) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Noel Acciari (52) and Arizona Coyotes' Patrik Nemeth chase after a loose puck along the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Brandon Saad (20) is congratulated by Pavel Buchnevich after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) scores the game-winning goal past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka during overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) is congratulated by teammates Colton Parayko (55) and Pavel Buchnevich (89) after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Arizona Coyotes' Clayton Keller, left, scores past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Calle Rosen (43) scores past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais, right, celebrates after scoring past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Calle Rosen had two goals and Ryan O’Reilly scored in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Arizona Coyotes 6-5 on Saturday night.

Brandon Saad, Sammy Blais and Robert Thomas also scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 23 saves to help St. Louis snap a five-game losing streak and improve to 8-3 in overtime.

“We weren’t playing very quick in the first period, a little methodical and slow,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “I liked a lot of things in the game, especially the second and the third. I thought we did some real good things offensively, and I liked our forecheck a lot tonight.”

Karel Vejmelka stopped 31 shots as Arizona fell to 3-8 in overtime but earned a point in its sixth consecutive game. Clayton Keller had two goals, and Lawson Crouse, Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjugstad also scored.

“We’ve been playing pretty good hockey since the break,” Keller said. “I think last game was a little sloppy, but tonight we showed good effort. Tough lapses there in the second and a couple tough penalties, but it was a crazy game.”

O’Reilly scored his 11th of the season 1:02 into overtime in his first game back after missing 14 with a broken foot.

“Gosh, it feels so good to contribute,” O’Reilly said. “Just to be back out there with the guys. Especially a game like that, too, when you kind of start flat and find our way. I thought the guys did a good job. I thought there was life on the bench. Guys were talking. Even when we went down a couple, it was positive.”

Crouse scored his 17th goal with Vejmelka pulled for an extra skater to tie the game at 5 with 57 seconds remaining in regulation.

Bjugstad scored his 13th on a power play with 6:46 left in the third period to cut the St. Louis lead to 5-4.

Keller got his 21st goal this season and second of the game 9:47 into the third to pull Arizona to 5-3.

“It was urgent,” Coyotes coach André Tourigny said. “That’s the word I have in mind. It was not the party there. Everybody was industrious and was on the job. They were focused on coming back in the game and playing well. Today was a good day.”

Rosen registered his first career multigoal game when he scored his sixth of the season 6:44 into the third period and his seventh 1:49 later to expand the St. Louis lead to 5-2.

Thomas got his 13th goal just after returning from the penalty box to give the Blues a 3-2 lead 1:27 into the third period.

Blais scored his first goal since May 1, 2021, off Nick Leddy’s stretch pass right after leaving the penalty box with 2:41 remaining in the second period to tie the game at 2. Blais was reacquired Thursday from the Rangers in the trade that sent Vladimir Tarasenko to New York.

“It felt really good,” Blais said. “My first goal of the season, obviously, so coming back to St. Louis and scoring in my first game, I couldn’t have asked for better than that.”

LIGHTING THE LAMP

Keller’s first goal made him the first Coyotes player to score at least 20 in consecutive seasons since Oliver Ekman-Larsson accomplished the feat from 2014-16.

LINEUP SHUFFLE

Coyotes: D Jakob Chychrun was a healthy scratch. … F Liam O’Brien was scratched with an upper-body injury. … Before the game, the Coyotes recalled defensemen Victor Soderstrom and Dysin Mayo from the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL. Both arrived about 10 minutes before warmups and were in the lineup.

Blues: O’Reilly (broken foot), Thomas (lower-body injury) and RW Pavel Buchnevich (lower-body injury) all returned to the lineup.

UP NEXT

Coyotes: Play at Nashville on Monday night.

Blues: Host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

___

AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Associated Press

Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]

3 months ago

Joe Jarzynka...

Associated Press

Durant eager for Suns debut vs. Hornets after knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been through quite a bit during his 15-year NBA career — but joining a new team midway through the season is a new one for the 13-time All-Star. The 34-year-old Durant doesn’t seem all that worried. Durant makes his highly anticipated Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday night against […]

3 months ago

FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stands on the sideline during the second half of an N...

Associated Press

Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]

3 months ago

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Alex Stalock cools off in the first period during an NHL hockey game ...

Associated Press

Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]

3 months ago

FILE -  Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, wearing a protective face mas...

Associated Press

Disgraced ex-Haitian soccer president announces he’s back

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s former soccer federation president whose lifetime ban from sport over sexual abuse allegations was overturned last month announced Wednesday that he is reclaiming his position. Yves Jean-Bart’s defiant announcement could lead to a standoff with FIFA, which already has appointed an emergency management committee to lead the Haitian Football Association […]

3 months ago

FILE - Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after an NFL football game against the ...

Associated Press

Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]

3 months ago

O’Reilly scores in OT to lift Blues over Coyotes 6-5