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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 28, 2019 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings' losing streak at 8 after Blues win in OT

Associated Press

DETROIT – The defending champion St. Louis Blues got off to a good start Sunday, struggled in the middle and finished strong.

It's not ideal, yet they'll take it.

David Perron scored at 1:28 of overtime to give St. Louis a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

The Blues blew a two-goal lead in the third-period and needed Ryan O'Reilly's late goal to send it to overtime.

“We've really been focused on getting off to good starts, but we need to be more consistent when teams make adjustments against us,” O'Reilly said. “We just haven't been ready in the same way and we're getting ourselves into trouble. We have to keep the staples of our game, but adjust to what teams are doing against us.”

Perron scored from the left circle, beating Jonathan Bernier, after circling with the puck for a few seconds. He has six goals this season.

“We had a good change, so we were out there with tired guys. I saw one of their guys in front of the net for a second and just aimed blocker-side high,” Perron said. “I was especially happy to get that one, because I've played against Jonathan since juniors and I'd never scored on him.”

O'Reilly's power-play goal tied it at 4-4 with 4:18 left in regulation. He put in a one-timer from the slot.

O'Reilly had two goals and two assists and Perron added three assists. Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist, Zach Sanford also scored, and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for the Blues.

Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist for Detroit, which has lost eight straight.

BLACKHAWKS 5, KINGS 1: In Chicago, Dylan Strome had two goals and assisted on linemate Alex DeBrincat's score to help the Chicago Blackhawks end a four-game skid.

DeBrincat set up both of Strome's goals as the two former junior hockey teammates clicked again and sparked Chicago's attack. David Kampf and Drake Caggiula also scored to help the Blackhawks bounce back after they were shut out in Carolina on Saturday and managed just two goals in their previous three games.

Robin Lehner made 38 saves and lost a bid for his first shutout with Chicago when Sean Walker scored early in the third period.

Jack Campbell blocked 21 shots as Los Angeles lost its third straight and second in two nights, after falling 5-1 at Minnesota on Saturday.

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was a healthy scratch for the second time in his career. Rookie Dennis Gilbert took the spot of the 15-year-veteran, who has one goal, no assists and is a minus-5 in nine games.