Jets 3, Blues 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Greg Paslawski scored a power-play goal with nine seconds left in regulation time Saturday night to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-3 tie with the St. Louis Blues.
Sergio Momesso had given the Blues a 3-2 lead with 1:39 remaining when he banged in a rebound. The Jets pulled goaltender Stefane Beauregard for an extra skater with 54 seconds left and got a 6-on-4 advantage when Mike Lalor was penalized with for cross-checking with 25 seconds to play.
The Blues were unable to clear the puck and Paslawski knocked a rebound past Vincent Riendeau.
The Blues took a 1-0 lead when Gordie Roberts scored at 9:12, poking a loose puck past Beauregard.
Dave Ellett tied the score 59 seconds into the second period on a power play goal. Ellett took a pass from Dale Hawerchuk and fired the puck from the left point past Riendeau.
Adam Oates gave the Blues a 2-1 lead at 3:56 with the Blues skating 5-on-3, but Pat Elynuik scored his 21st goal of the season to tie the game at 5:22, beating Riendeau from the right circle.
Brett Hull, the NHL’s goal-scoring leader with 45, had two assists.
Jets’ coach Bob Murdoch said pulling the goalie had not been successful for his team until Saturday night.
″We’ve had eight empty-net goals scored on us this year,″ Murdoch said. ″Tonight was the first time we’ve been able to get a tying goal.″
The Blues first goal was credited to Roberts, but Paslawski said the puck had been deflected into the net by his skate.
″I guess getting the game-tying goal made up for that fluke,″ said Paslawski, who also got a game-winner with three seconds left last Tuesday in Washington.
Blues coach Brian Sutter refused to criticize Lalor.
″You don’t blame the player in that situation,″ Sutter said. ″He was trying to get the puck.″
Momesso said the Jets two-man advantage in the final seconds overwhelmed the Blues.
″They were all bunched in front of our net,″ Momesso said. ″They put on all that pressure and got a tie. It’s very disappointing.″