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Sharks Prey On Blues In OT

Brad Stuart scored 1:51 into overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Owen Nolan, Gary Suter and Stephane Matteau also scored for San Jose, which extended its road unbeaten streak to six (4-0-2).

Daniel Corso, Jamal Mayers and Scott Young scored for St. Louis, which had its home winning streak stopped at three. It was also the first time the Blues lost in 30 games when they took a lead into the third period.

The Blues could not clear the puck from their own zone and Stuart blasted a shot past St. Louis goaltender Roman Turek for the win. San Jose was able to salvage a win even though the Sharks were outshot 31-14.

Blues defenseman Al MacInnis left in the third period after taking a high stick from San Jose's Scott Hannan. MacInnis received stitches to his left eyelid, and did not return.

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  • Nolan's 18th of the season tied the game 3-3 on a power play 3:49 into the third.

    Suter's power-play goal at 10:04 of the first gave San Jose a 1-0 lead. The sot deflected off St. Louis forward Craig Conroy and went into the net.

    Corso tied it with a power-play goal at 19:09 of the first. A shot by MacInnis got behind Sharks goalie Steve Shields, and Corso jammed it into the net for his fourth of the season.

    Mayers scored at 5:49 of the second to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead.

    San Jose came right back and tied it at 9:57 of the period when Matteau got behind the Blues defense, took a pass from Marco Sturm and beat Turek.

    Young scored a power-play goal at 12:08 of the second to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead.

    Notes

  • Saturday's game was the first between the teams at Savvis since the Sharks upset the Blues in the first round of last year's playoffs.
  • Turek has a 7-2-1 regular-season record against San Jose.
  • San Jose has won all 15 games which it has led after three periods.
  • Suter's goal extends his point-scoring streak to four games.

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