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NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at NY Islanders



(Saturday, January 25th)

Final Score: St. Louis 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie tied the game at 19:33 of the third period and the St. Louis Blues caught a break when a New York Islanders goal was waived off in overtime Saturday.

The Blues beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout, with Kevin Shattenkirk scoring the winner in the third round.

Thomas Vanek appeared to have the game-winner during a power play in overtime after the puck went off his left skate in the crease and slipped under Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak.

But it was waived off upon review and Alexander Steen and Shattenkirk scored in the shootout to give St. Louis a 3-1-0 finish on its four-game road trip.

Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals for the Blues and Steen, who was questionable for the game because of a lower-body injury, got two assists.

Halak had 33 saves including three in overtime. The Blues have won three in a row over the Islanders and five of the last six meetings.

Vanek, Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, who have lost two straight. Kevin Poulin gave up three goals on 35 shots and Vanek and Okposo also had one assist.

Shattenkirk, who was born about 40 minutes away in New Rochelle, N.Y., deked to his forehand and beat Poulin glove-side and under the crossbar to win the game.

"We did a great job on the bench of sticking with it," said Shattenkirk. "We didn't panic at the end and Oshie gets a goal to sent it to overtime and a shootout."

With about 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation, Oshie hit both posts on a shot from the left side and Brenden Morrow was unable to stuff in the rebound.

About three minutes later, Oshie scored the tying goal on a wrister from the slot after faking a slap shot.

The Islanders finished regulation on a power play after Jaden Schwartz was sent off for tripping Michael Grabner near the left boards in the neutral zone.

Steen gave Vanek a little shove in the crease as a loose puck drifted near his skate. Vanek and his leg were moving when the puck went off his blade and in.

It didn't appear that he kicked the puck in.

"To me it's just a terrible call," said Vanek. "I thought we played a solid game against a really good St. Louis team. It's just too bad."

Islander coach Jack Capuano said he thought the referees made the right call on the ice.

"It their decision (in the league office) in Toronto. They must have saw something conclusive to overturn it," he said.

Earlier, Vanek scored his 19th of the season on a slapshot from the right circle 4:01 into the game after the Blues turned the puck over behind their net. Okposo made it 2-0 at 15:11 of the period on a second-chance stuff at the post for his 22nd goal of the season.

The Blues got on the board with 2:43 remaining in the first when Tarasenko, despite being surrounded by three defenders, got off a snap shot from the slot to beat Poulin for his first goal of the game.

Tarasenko scored again 1:07 into the second period and Martin gave New York a 3-2 lead at 3:58.

Game Notes

The Blues are home against New Jersey on Tuesday ... The Islanders continue a four-game homestand Monday against Boston.

01/25 18:24:41 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
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x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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