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NHL: Blues snap losing streak by beating the Red Wings


Toronto Maple Leafs winger Alexei Ponikarovsky, left, battles with Montreal Canadiens winger Tom Kostopoulos during the first period of their NHL game in Toronto on Tuesday.


Rookie David Perron scored twice in St. Louis' four-goal second period and the Blues rallied from two down to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in the NHL on Tuesday.

The Blues, who snapped a three-game losing streak, fell behind 2-0 but stormed back in the middle frame against goalie Dominik Hasek. Keith Tkachuk and Jamal Mayers joined Perron in the scoring spurt and the final three goals came in a span of four shots.

Pavel Datsyuk, Dan Cleary and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit, which lost the lead in the second period despite holding a 17-7 shots advantage in the frame. The Red Wings dropped their second straight following a nine-game winning streak.

Hasek was replaced by Chris Osgood at 15 minutes, 51 seconds of the second after allowing four goals on 12 shots.

Thrashers 3, Panthers 2, OT

At Atlanta, Georgia, Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the first minute of overtime, 27 seconds after Marian Hossa forced the extra period with a power-play goal in Atlanta's victory over Florida.

Kovalchuk's NHL-leading 15th goal gave the Thrashers their fourth win in five games. The Russian forward has 12 points, including nine goals, in his last six games.

The Thrashers had a two-man skating advantage for the final 1 minute, 9 seconds of regulation after coach Don Waddell pulled goalie Johan Hedberg and Florida's Gregory Campbell was penalized for tripping. Hossa tapped in a rebound of Kovalchuk's shot to tie it.

David Booth's fourth goal gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead with 4 minutes, 39 seconds left in the third. Ville Peltonen opened the scoring with his fourth goal 7 minutes, 16 seconds into the first.

Todd White got the Thrashers even at 2-2 just 31 seconds into the second.

Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3, OT

At Toronto, defenseman Mike Komisarek scored 35 seconds into overtime to lift Montreal over Toronto.

Komisarek intercepted Bryan McCabe's errant pass at the Montreal blue line and skated in on a breakaway, beating Andrew Raycroft with a forehand deke between the pads.

Montreal rookie goalie Carey Price made his first career start against the Leafs and stopped 37 shots.

Alexei Kovalev, Andrei Kostitsyn and Andrei Markov also scored for the Canadiens, who beat the Maple Leafs for the first time this season in three tries.

Kyle Wellwood had his first two goals of the season and Boyd Devereaux also scored for the Maple Leafs, who gave up a 3-2 lead in the third period.

Ducks 4, Kings 3, SO

At Anaheim, California, Andy McDonald scored the clinching goal in a shootout for the second straight game and Anaheim beat Los Angeles after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period.

Ryan Getzlaf and Kent Huskins scored power-play goals and Todd Marchant also had a goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Michael Cammalleri scored the tying goal on a power play with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left in the third period for the Kings. Tom Preissing and Matt Moulson also scored.

Flames 3, Wild 2

At Calgary, Alberta, Kristian Huselius scored the winning goal with 53 seconds remaining and Calgary snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Minnesota.

The Flames fell behind on two third-period goals by Mikko Koivu before rallying.

Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames, who won at home for the first time in four games.

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