BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- - Bryce Salvador's goal 2:48 into overtime Monday gave the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and extended the team's winning streak to a club record nine games.
St. Louis completed a home-and-home sweep of the Bruins, winning both games in overtime. On Saturday, Keith Tkachuk scored the winner with 91 seconds to go in overtime.
Salvador was fed at the top of the left circle by Tkachuk, who along with Pavol Demitra worked the puck from behind the net in front. The defenseman had time to wind up and slap one past goaltender Byron Dafoe for his fourth goal of the season.
Salvador's goal capped a rally for the Blues, who trailed 2-0 and 3-2. Mike Keane jammed the puck in front to tie it at 3-3 with 3:40 left in the third period, canceling out Benoit Hogue's first goal as a Bruin at 7:03.
Tkachuk scored his 26th goal to tie it the first time at 2-2 2:36 into the third. Defenseman Chris Pronger shoved the puck in the high slot to Tkachuk, who had his back facing the net when he made a turning motion for a one-time swipe which deflected off the stick of Boston's P.J. Axelsson past Dafoe.
Demitra scored the only goal of the second period to start St. Louis' comeback. Again, Tkachuk was involved as he skated around rookie defenseman Nick Boynton to gain the zone and sent the puck across ice to Demitra, who controlled and wristed to Dafoe's stick side for his 23rd goal.
Sergei Samsonov and defenseman Sean O'Donnell got the Bruins going with first period goals. Samsonov lifted the puck from the left side of the crease for his 14th goal at 7:47 after Joe Thornton backhanded to Glen Murray, who continued the sequence to the left.
With 4:50 remaining in the period, O'Donnell jumped on a bouncing puck in the right faceoff circle with a low slap shot after Martin Lapointe and Bill Guerin forechecked and forced the St. Louis defense to collapse behind the net.
St. Louis appeared to change the momentum of the game after Tkachuk's tying goal, before P.J. Stock mixed it up with the bigger Reed Low to get the crowd going and spark the Bruins offensively.
Right after the fighting penalties, the teams exchanged breakaway chances, with Hogue scoring on a third try with a low backhand to the short side of goalie Brent Johnson.
But Boston failed to hold the advantage and lost for a second time to St. Louis in three days.