January 9, 2009

NHL: St. Louis 6, Vancouver 4

Brad Boyes scored the tie-breaking goal with 2:10 to play Friday and the St. Louis Blues halted a seven-game road losing streak with a 6-4 win over Vancouver.

The Blues had not won away from home since Nov. 30 in Atlanta.

St. Louis equaled its largest output of the season with the six goals. The Blues scored six against Nashville Dec. 8 and against Dallas Oct. 16 in the fourth game of the season.

Trailing by a goal to start the second period, the Blues got goals from Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen 59 seconds apart late in the frame to go up 3-2.

Alexandre Burrows tied it for Vancouver 1:27 into a wild third period. T.J. Oshie put St. Louis back in front with 5:43 to go and Daniel Sedin again deadlocked the game 90 seconds later with his 20th goal.

Overtime was looming when Boyes scored on the power-play and B.J. Crombeen added a score just 21 seconds later.

Vancouver goaltender Jason LaBarbera lost in regulation for the first time since being acquired from the Los Angeles Kings. Going into Friday's game, the Canucks had been 2-0-2 since trading for LaBarbera.

Manny Legace got the win despite allowing four goals on 20 shots.