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Oshie gets lone shootout goal, lifting Blues to 5-4 win over Hurricanes 5-4

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) watches a shot from Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) sail past him into the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. Elliot was replaced in goal by teammate  goalie Jake Allen after giving up three goals in the first period.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) watches a shot from Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) sail past him into the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. Elliot was replaced in goal by teammate goalie Jake Allen after giving up three goals in the first period.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Victor Rask (49) celebrates with teammates John-Michael Liles (26) and Jeff Skinner (53) after scoring a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Victor Rask (49) celebrates with teammates John-Michael Liles (26) and Jeff Skinner (53) after scoring a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Chris Butler (25) is tangled up with Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) as he falls over St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) after scoring a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    St. Louis Blues' Chris Butler (25) is tangled up with Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) as he falls over St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) after scoring a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

Vladimir Tarasenko tied it early in the third period and T.J. Oshie had the lone goal in a shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a tougher-than-expected 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Jake Allen allowed one goal after replacing Brian Elliott after the Hurricanes scored on three of their first 10 shots and took a 3-1 lead.

The Blues have won four in a row but got a tough matchup from Carolina, in last place in the Metropolitan Division. St. Louis had won each of the previous three by five or more goals for the first time in franchise history.

Oshie beat Cam Ward to open the shootout with his characteristic slow-motion approach.

Carolina, 3-1-1 in January after a 3-10-1 December, got goals from Victor Rask, Jeff Skinner, Eric Stahl and Riley Nash.