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NBA: St. Louis 3, Toronto 2 (OT)

Dec. 9, 2003 at 10:39 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger's power-play goal 30 seconds into overtime lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory and Toronto's eight-game winning streak.

Toronto, which was one victory away from matching the second- longest winning streak in club history, battled back from a two-goal deficit on goals by Mats Sundin and Joe Nieuwendyk, forcing overtime. Nieuwendyk's tally came with 17 seconds remaining in the third period and St. Louis on the power play.

But with the man advantage still in effect during the extra period, Pronger wristed a shot from above the hash marks that beat a screened Ed Belfour high to the stick side, extending the Blues' unbeaten run to four games (3


1).

Rookie Mark Rycroft and Dallas Drake also scored for St. Louis, which denied the Maple Leafs their first overtime win of the season (0-3-5).

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