O’Reilly scores with 2 seconds left in OT, Blues beat Wild

ST. LOUIS — Ryan O’Reilly scored with two seconds left in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Mike Hoffman scored twice for the Blues, tying it with 41.6 seconds left in regulation after the Blues pulled goalie Ville Husso.

O’Reilly skated around the net and stuffed a shot past Cam Talbot.

Nico Sturm and Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota.

The Blues have won three in a row — beating Minnesota 9-1 on Friday night — to move a point ahead of fourth-place Arizona for the last playoff spot in the West Division. The teams will meet for the third time in four nights on Monday in Minnesota.

Husso stopped 28 shots, and Tabot made 27 saves.

Dumba scored on a one-timer off a cross ice pass from Ryan Suter to make it 2-1 with 1:48 left in the second period.

Sturm, who was recalled from the taxi squad prior to the contest, scored on a wrist shot from the faceoff dot late in the first period for a 1-0 lead.

Hoffman, who has 11 goals, had been a healthy scratch in three of the last six games and had been a subject of trade rumors.

Minnesota left wing Kevin Fiala was held out of the lineup with an upper-body injury, He went off the ice during the pregame warmups. He’s second on the team with 14 goals.


St. Louis C Robert Thomas is out for at least two weeks with an upper body injury after taking a hit from Minnesota D Carson Soucy late in Friday’s contest. Mike Hoffman, a healthy scratch the previous two games, will replace Thomas.