Game Report: Blues 5, Red Wings 4 (overtime)
Already this season the Blues have let several games get away from them after they had a two-goal lead. It looked for a while on Sunday like it might happen again.
Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron made certain that wasn’t the case.
O’Reilly scored his second goal of the game, on a power play, with 4:18 to play in the third period to tie the game before Perron scored 1:28 into overtime to give the Blues a 5-4 win over the Red Wings in Detroit.
The Blues had carried a 3-1 lead into the third period only to see the Red Wings score three times in the first 11:51 of the period to take a 4-3 lead.
O’Reilly also scored a goal in the second period. He had scored only one goal in the Blues’ first 11 games this season. He also assisted on first-period goals from Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford to complete a four-point game.
Perron also had a four-point game, assisting on three of the Blues’ first four goals before his game-winning goal in overtime, his sixth of the season.
Schenn’s goal, on a power-play, was his team-leading ninth of the season.
Looking ahead: The Blues return home to host Minnesota on Wednesday night at Enterprise Center.