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Blues put an end to Stars' 6-game win streak

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues are on a bit of a roll.

Barret Jackman scored at 2:16 of overtime to lift the Blues to a
4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

St. Louis has won two straight and three of four. The two-game
winning streak is its longest since it took back-to-back games at
Columbus and Detroit in November.

Jackman took a pass from Keith Tkachuk and his shot deflected
off of Stephane Robidas' stick and past Marty Turco. His third goal
of the season also snapped the Stars' six-game winning streak.

"When you're playing 4-on-4, you always want to have one
defenseman up in the rush," Jackman said. "I just tried to find
an opening, and (Tkachuk) hit me with the pass."

It was the second straight meeting between the Stars and Blues
that had finished 3-3 in regulation.

"We knew exactly what was coming," Dallas coach Dave Tippett
said. "I don't think we played hard enough. Not with enough
urgency, we deserved our fate."

St. Louis got its scoring from Dean McAmmond, Vladimir Orszagh
and Mike Glumac, who scored his first NHL goal, while Dallas got
goals from Jon Klemm, Jason Arnott and Jere Lehtinen.

St. Louis scored first on McAmmond's 15th goal of the season
with 2:07 remaining in the first period. McAmmond took a cross-ice
pass from Lee Stempniak and whistled a shot from in front of the
net past Turco's glove.

Dallas wasted little time in the second period as they tied the
game at 17:33. Klemm beat Curtis Sanford over his glove from the
left circle after taking a pass from Mathias Tjarnqvist.

Dallas made it 2-1 less than 3 minutes later when Arnott scored
on the power play for his 20th goal of the season at 15:08. With
Steve Poapst in the penalty box for hooking, a battle ensued in
front of the net. Arnott slid the puck past Sanford, giving him
nine points in his last 10 games including five goals.

The Blues tied the game at 2 on the power play when Orszagh
scored after a scramble in front of the net. After Sanford, who was
making his seventh straight start, made a diving save on Steve Ott
on a 2-on-1 Stars break, the Blues had a 5-on-2 the other way and
they did not squander the opportunity.

Glumac scored in just his fourth NHL game 32 seconds later.
Turco couldn't handle a slap shot from Dallas Drake skating in on
the left side and Glumac jammed home the rebound.

"They say the first one is the hardest," Glumac said. "I'm
just glad to have that one behind me."

Dallas tied the game 4:55 into the third period. Lehtinen took a
drop pass from Jussi Jokinen and beat Sanford for his 26th goal.

Sanford (8-12-4) made 25 saves for the victory while Turco
(28-14-2) made 23 saves in the loss.

"The two (goals) in the second period sort of changed the face
of the game" Turco said. "But tonight wasn't our best overall
effort."

Game notes
The Stars recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski under emergency
conditions from the Iowa Stars of the AHL. Jancevski was called up
to replace Phillippe Boucher, who did not travel to St. Louis.
Boucher is listed as day-to-day with a sore knee. ... Jesse
Boulerice made his Blues debut against the Stars. He was acquired
from Carolina in the Doug Weight trade earlier this week. ... Blues
defenseman Christian Backman was scratched with a hip injury
suffered in Thursday's win over Chicago.