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NHL: St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

Nov. 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A goal by Alex Pietrangelo with 52.2 seconds left in overtime Wednesday gave the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

The Blues were winners for the first time in three tries, getting a backhanded shot from Pietrangelo off a feed from along the left boards by Vladimir Sobotka.

St. Louis never trailed, with Scott Nichol scoring in the first period and Jamie Langenbrunner giving the Blues a 2-1 lead in the third.

The Penguins forced overtime when James Neal delivered his 13th goal of the season. That puts Neal three behind Toronto's Phil Kessel for the league lead.

Brian Elliot improved to 8-1-0 for the season with the victory. He made 31 saves.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 40-of-43 shots for the Penguins.

In his second game back from the concussion that cost him almost a year of hockey, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby went scoreless on two shots. He had two goals and two assists in his return against the New York Islanders.

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