Trouba scores in OT to lift Jets over Blues 5-4

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen can only watch as the puck goes into the goal off the stick of Calgary Flames Troy Brouwer in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 25, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) _ Bryan Little tied it late in the third period and Jacob Trouba scored in overtime to help the Winnipeg Jets overcome a two_goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 5_4 on Monday night.

Trouba took a pass from Kyle Connor and shot into an open side of the net behind goalie Jake Allen. It was Trouba’s first goal of the season.

St. Louis led 3_1 heading into the third before Ben Chiarot and Mark Scheifele got consecutive goals to tie it.

David Perron put St. Louis back ahead 1:14 after Scheifele’s tying score with a high shot past goalie Connor Hellebuyck, but Little flipped a rebound past Allen with 1:40 remaining.

Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and two assists for St. Louis, and Vince Dunn and Colton Parayko also scored.

Hellebuyck made 30 saves for Winnipeg (6_2_1), which has points in five straight games (4_0_1).

Allen stopped 31 shots for the Blues (2_3_3), who finished a three_game trip (1_1_1) through Canada.

O’Reilly scored 47 seconds into the game and Parayko made it 2_0 before Scheifele got one back 12:07 into the period on a power play. Dunn scored midway through the second on a power play to make it 3_1.

UP NEXT

Blues: Begin a season_high seven_game homestand Thursday night against the Blue Jackets.

Jets: Wrap up a six_game homestand Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs