Sports Network | October 23, 2010
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Erik Johnson cracked the scoreboard 50 seconds into overtime and Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves, boosting the St. Louis Blues to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Shortly into the extra session, Johnson was skating through the slot as he accepted a pass from T.J. Oshie. Johnson snapped a shot by Pittsburgh goaltender Brent Johnson to end the game.
“Gotta had it to the Penguins, they played well all game, but we got the break on the miss clear, and Jonny got the shot through,” said Blues head coach Davis Payne.
It was Johnson’s first goal of the season, and gave St. Louis its second consecutive win. Halak recorded his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
“We played a full 60 minutes and then some tonight,” said Oshie. “If we are going to win games this year, we have to be a third period team and tonight we were.”
Brent Johnson stopped 23 shots for the Penguins, who had their four-game win streak broken.
Halak did not face any shots in overtime, and recorded a 19-save second period.
The teams combined to go 0-for-7 on the power play…Pittsburgh had won its last two games against St. Louis…The Blues play at Nashville on Thursday…The Penguins stay on the road for their next game, Wednesday at Tampa Bay.