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Vladimir Tarasenko scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
 
Tarasenko got a nifty backhanded pass from Vladimir Sobotka, who fought off Mikkel Boedker behind the net for the puck. Sobotka skated in front of the net, and then passed the puck to Tarasenko, who was on the left side of the goal.
 
The Blues' leading goal scorer did the rest, tipping in the winner at 2:33.
 
Tarasenko has six goals and six assists in his last 11 games against San Jose.
 
St. Louis has won a season-best six straight games. Four of those wins have come in overtime, all in the last 11 days.
 
San Jose had won eight straight before the loss.
 
Oskar Sundqvist also scored for St. Louis, and Jake Allen made 22 saves.
 
Evander Kane and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose. Dell stopped 29 shots.
 
Kane drew first blood for the Sharks with his 29th goal. Melker Karlsson fed Kane, who put a wrist shot off Allen's glove at 6:26. Kane has nine goals and five assists in 14 games since he was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 26.
 
Brent Burns got the second assist, giving him 50. He became the first Sharks defenseman to record 50 assists in a season.
 
St. Louis tied it when Sundqvist threw the puck on net and it sneaked in at 17:43. Ivan Barbashev was parked in front of the crease and helped screen Dell, who got a piece of the puck.
 
The teams traded power-play goals in the second period.
 
The Sharks took a 2-1 lead on one by Pavelski. Standing beside the net, Pavelski got a pass from Burns and tapped it in for his 20th.
 
Tarasenko tied for St. Louis. He got a perfect leading pass from Brayden Schenn in the left circle, then snapped a quick wrist shot to tie it.
 
The Blues missed a chance to take the lead about two minutes into the third period when Barbashev skated in and had Dell beat but hit the post with his shot.

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