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NHL Playoffs : Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Series

May 13, 1986|Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Doug Wickenheiser climaxed a furious St. Louis comeback with a rebound goal 7 1/2 minutes into overtime to give the Blues a 6-5 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night, forcing a decisive seventh game in their National Hockey League playoff series.

Wickenheiser's goal, his second of the night, tied the Campbell Conference final at three games apiece and sent the teams back to Calgary for Game 7 Wednesday night.

The winner will play the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup finals starting Friday night.

Trailing 4-1 early in the final period, St. Louis awakened with 14 minutes to play when Wickenheiser scored his first goal on a 35-foot slapshot past Calgary goaltender Mike Vernon.

Former Blue Joe Mullen answered that at 7:04 with a high blast from 30 feet, but Brian Sutter rebounded Greg Paslawski's blocked shot past Vernon only 64 seconds later to cut Calgary's lead to 5-3.

Paslawski converted a goalmouth pass from Sutter at 15:49 to make it 5-4. Paslawski then stole the puck from Calgary defenseman Jamie Macoun behind the Flames' net and knocked in a four-foot shot to tie the score with 1:08 to play.

Center Dan Quinn scored goals 97 seconds apart at the start of the second period to key a four-goal period that put the Flames in charge after 40 minutes.

Jim Peplinski and John Tonelli scored Calgary's other second-period goals.

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