In what is becoming a disturbing trend to the start of the season, the Blues failed to protect another third-period lead Monday night and it cost them a victory.
The Blues carried a 3-1 lead into the third period in Winnipeg only to see the Jets tie the game with two goals in the first four minutes of the period. David Perron’s fifth goal of the season put the Blues back in front, but the Jets tied it again with a goal after pulling the goalie with 1:40 left in the period.
The Jets then got the winning goal from Jacob Trouba 2:54 into overtime.
The Blues were out-shot 17-5 in the third period and have now given up 15 goals in the third period this season.
It was the fourth time in their eight games that the Blues have given up a lead in the third period.
The Blues also got goals from Ryan O’Reilly, just 47 seconds into the game, and Colton Parayko in the first period and a power-play goal from Vince Dunn in the second period. O’Reilly also had two assists.
Jake Allen has now allowed 26 goals in his seven games this season, going 2-2-3.
Looking ahead: The Blues will return home to host the Columbus Bluejackets on Thursday night.