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

Dec. 24, 2006 at 11:58 AM
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ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A goal by Bill Guerin about 90 seconds into overtime Saturday night gave St. Louis a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

The game-winner came as Doug Weight blew past Sabres defenseman Toni Lydman at center ice a 2-on-1 situation.

Guerin also scored at 9:28 of the third to send the contest into the overtime.

Ryan Johnson scored the game's first goal in the first period; Christian Backman had two assists; and Manny Legace made 21 saves on 23 shots for the Blues, who have won three in a row following an 11-game losing streak.

Jochen Hecht and Jason Pominville each scored once; Daniel Briere assisted on both goals; and Martin Biron was beaten three times on 32 shots for the Sabres, who have lost three of their last four games.

On the power play, Buffalo went 0-for-3; and St. Louis was 0-for-2.

Hecht's goal was the 100th of his career.

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