Smith’s OT Goal Lifts Golden Knights To 5-4 Win Over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reilly Smith’s overtime goal lifted Vegas to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues that snapped a two-game losing streak for the Golden Knights. Smith’s power-play goal with 2:22 left in the extra period came off a one-timer from Jonathan Marchessault’s pass. Mark Stone, Tomas Nosek, Alec Martinez and Marchessault also scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves after being removed from COVID-19 protocol due to a false positive. Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford each had a goal and an assist and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 35 saves as St. Louis lost its third straight game in overtime.

Vegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch (89) watches as the game-winning goal by teammate Reilly Smith, not shown, slips past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Niko Mikkola (77) during overtime of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 12, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)