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NHL: St. Louis 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

Dec. 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM   |   Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- David Backes scored on a breakaway 22 seconds into overtime Saturday, capping a comeback that boosted St. Louis over Columbus 4-3.

The Blues were down 3-1 after the first period but battled back with a power-play goal from Vladimir Tarasenko in the second and an equalizer from Chris Stewart in the third.

Shortly after the start of the extra frame, Backes intercepted a pass from Blue Jackets defender Jack Johnson at the blue line and skated in on goalie Mike McKenna.

With Fydor Tyutin draped over him, he made a backhand-to-forehand move and put a shot past McKenna for the game-winner.

Tarasenko finished with two goals and Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves as St. Louis notched a third straight win.

Tyutin, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Johansen each scored for Columbus.

McKenna finished with 27 saves.

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