Jokinen's SO goal gives Hurricanes win over Blues

Jussi Jokinen scored the lone goal in the shootout and Cam Ward stopped 38 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Carolina, playing the third game of a five-game road trip, won for only the second time in its last nine road games.

Ward (12-9-3) stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout. Carolina improved to 2-4 in the tiebreaker this season. St. Louis fell to 3-3.

Brandon Sutter gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead in the third period, but defenseman Alex Pietrangelo's power-play goal tied it.

Both teams missed on their first two attempts in the shootout. Ward stopped Alex Steen on the Blues' third try, setting the stage for Jokinen's winning goal. Jokinen beat Jaroslav Halak with a backhanded shot over the goalie.

Sutter broke the game's scoreless tie 3:18 into the third period when he broke in alone on the right wing and lifted the puck between Halak's pads for his sixth goal. Pietrangelo tied it with 13:29 left in regulation.

Halak, who stopped 28 shots, halted Eric Staal on a breakaway with 11 seconds left in overtime.

St. Louis had a 5-on-3 power play for 80 seconds late in the second period, but couldn't score.

Notes: This the only game of the season between the teams. St. Louis won last season's lone meeting 5-2 on Oct. 28, 2009, in Raleigh. ... Carolina D Jay Harrison sustained an undisclosed upper body injury during a first-period fight with B.J. Crombeen and didn't return. ... Carolina is 0-20 on the power play over the last six games. ... The Blues, playing their third home game of the month, will play a franchise-record 10 games at home in December. ... Staal has gone without a point in a season-high four straight games. ... St. Louis has killed 16 straight penalties.