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Martin Brodeur picks up win relief as Blues rally for 6-4 win over Islanders

  • New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) and defenseman Nick Leddy (2) celebrate John Tavares's (91) goal as St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) and defenseman Nick Leddy (2) celebrate John Tavares's (91) goal as St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former New York Islanders' Bobby Nystrom waves to fans before he drops a ceremonial puck before the start of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. Nystrom was honored before the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Former New York Islanders' Bobby Nystrom waves to fans before he drops a ceremonial puck before the start of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Uniondale, N.Y. Nystrom was honored before the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

Paul Stastny scored twice — including the go-ahead goal in the third period — and the Blues rallied to beat the New York Islanders 6-4, on Saturday giving relief goaltender Martin Brodeur his first win in a St. Louis uniform.

Stastny's second goal of the game and his fifth of the season at 13:26 of the third snapped a 4-4 tie and gave the Blues their first lead. St. Louis fell behind 3-0 in the first period, then replaced starter Jake Allen with Brodeur to start the second.

Brodeur made 14 saves for career win No. 689 and his 52nd against the Islanders, the most for the 42-year-old goaltender against any team. Brodeur stopped Brock Nelson and Anders Lee in front early in the third and was hardly tested late.