Jaden Schwartz lifts Blues over Canadiens

St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


ST. LOUIS — St. Louis’ Jaden Schwartz scored his second goal of the game in overtime, leading the Blues over NHL Eastern Conference pacesetter Montreal 3-2 on Tuesday.

Montreal took one point from the loss to eke its lead in the Atlantic Division out to five, while Pacific Division leader Edmonton also took a point from an overtime loss at Buffalo and that was enough to give the Oilers the outright divisional lead.

Among other key results, Philadelphia snatched a last-gasp victory in overtime against Florida to extend the Flyers run of wins, while the Islanders beat the Rangers in the all-New York clash.

St. Louis trailed 2-0 early against Montreal and its run of avoiding home losses in regulation was in jeopardy, but goals from Schwarz and Paul Stastny forced overtime and extended that streak to 13 games.

Tomas Plekanec and Paul Byron scored for Montreal, which completed a five-game trip 2-3.

Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime to give the Sabres a 4-3 win against Edmonton.

It was a second Sabres goal in 86 seconds of on-ice time, after Evander Kane had scored with 29 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period.

Kane had two goals and Brian Gionta also scored as Buffalo rallied after squandering a 2-0 first-period lead.

Leon Draisaitl, Milan Lucic and Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers, who are unbeaten in regulation in their past five away games.

Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 win against Florida.

Wayne Simmonds scored both goals in regulation for the Flyers, who have won six straight games; their longest streak in five years.

Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who won just one of six games on their road trip.

The New York Rangers went 0-for-6 on the power play in losing 4-2 to the Islanders; including a 6-on-3 advantage over the final 32 seconds.

Andrew Ladd, John Tavares, Jason Chimera and Scott Mayfield scored for the Islanders while goaltender Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots. Jimmy Vesey and Marc Staal scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers, who have alternated wins and losses in regulation in their past eight games.