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Shattenkirk lifts Blues over Stars 3-2 in OT

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December 29, 2013 11:05 PM EST | AP

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DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 4:49 into overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

Jaden Schwartz had a goal in his fifth straight game and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Blues, who improved to 12-0-1 against Central Division opponents. Brian Elliott made 28 saves to win for the second consecutive night.

Dallas overcame a 2-0 deficit with second-period goals by Jamie Benn and Ryan Garbutt.

Schwartz opened the scoring on a power play at 2:41 of the first. He has one goal in each of his last five games.

St. Louis scored off a Stars mistake at 5:12 of the second. Oshie picked up the puck after Kevin Connauton whiffed on a pass in his own end.

Dallas scored only its third power-play goal at home this season when Benn got his fourth goal in five games at 8:13. Garbutt tied it 2-all at 11:31 on a screened shot from the left point that went between Elliott's legs.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 19 shots for Dallas.

After the Stars failed to score with a man advantage earlier in overtime, Connauton was penalized for tripping at 4:24. Shattenkirk took a pass from Alex Pietrangelo in the left circle and shot the puck past Lehtonen into the lower right side of the net.

The Blues have earned at least a point in six consecutive road games (4-0-2), extending their season-best streak.

It appeared that Dallas had scored in the first minute for the second consecutive game when Cody Eakin batted in a rebound of Garbutt's shot. But the goal was disallowed because Garbutt didn't allow Elliott to make a play on the puck.

After a disputed icing call, Garbutt received a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. While he was in the box, Schwartz took a cross-ice pass from Vladimir Sobotka and put the puck into the open right side of the net.

Schwartz has 13 goals this season. His five-game streak has him halfway to the Blues record of 10 set by Brett Hull — twice.

Lehtonen stopped St. Louis' second-best scoring chance in the period with a pad save of Vladimir Tarasenko's wrist shot.

Neither team had a goal or a penalty in a defense-minded third period, when Dallas outshot the Blues 8-4.

NOTES: Dallas is 3 for 63 (5 percent) with a man advantage at home this season. ... Blues captain David Backes did not play because of an upper-body injury. He was hurt Saturday against Chicago. With Alexander Steen on injured reserve, that meant St. Louis was without its top two goal scorers. ... Dallas' Alex Chiasson returned after missing two games because of the flu. ... Also returning was Blues forward Brenden Morrow, the Stars' captain for six-plus seasons, for his first game in Dallas since being traded last March. The Stars played a video tribute to Morrow during a first-period timeout.