Game Report: Blues 3, Stars 2 (overtime)

David Perron had not scored a goal in the Blues’ last 10 games, but he could not have picked a better time to end that slump.

Perron’s wraparound goal 1:55 into overtime gave the Blues the win over the Stars Tuesday night in Dallas as they bounced back from an overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Scottrade Center just 24 hours earlier. It was the first overtime goal of Perron’s career.

Jaden Schwartz fought off a Dallas defender as he drove to the net, drawing a penalty, before the puck was picked up by Perron, who circled behind the net and tucked it into the goal.

Twice the Blues had come back from one-goal deficits to tie the game, reversing a trend of giving up a one-goal lead in recent games.

After the Stars scored the game’s first goal on a power play – after Vladimir Tarasenko was assessed a double minor for high-sticking, Schwartz tied it with his first goal in six games at 11:15 of the first period.

Dallas regained the lead on a goal by Jason Spezza with just 1:24 left in the second period, but instead of trailing entering the third period, Patrik Berglund again tied the game just 53 seconds later with just 31 seconds left in the period. The Stars challenged the goal arguing that Perron had interfered with Antii Niemi but after a video review the goal was allowed to stand.

After scoring only one goal in his first 30 games this season, Berglund has now scored four goals in his last four games.

The Stars had a couple of big scoring chances in the third period as Johnny Oduya hit the crossbar on one shot, and Jake Allen made a big save on the doorstep in the closing seconds.

Of note: The Blues had killed all 14 of their opponent’s power plays in the last six games before the Stars’ Patrick Eaves scored while Tarasenko was serving his double minor … The Blues played without their captain, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who was sick. Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch as Dmitrij Jaskin returned to the lineup after being scratched for the last four games … The Stars outshot the Blues 38-22.

Looking ahead: The Blues will play their final game before the Christmas break on Thursday night in Tampa.