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Nugent-Hopkins scores in OT to give Oilers win over Blues

  • Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates along side teammate Andrej Sekera, of Slovakia, after scoring past St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton (40) and Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. The Oilers won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates along side teammate Andrej Sekera, of Slovakia, after scoring past St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton (40) and Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. The Oilers won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund, of Sweden, controls the puck as Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, left, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund, of Sweden, controls the puck as Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, left, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 2:55 into overtime, lifting the Edmonton Oilers over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Monday night.

Nugent-Hopkins scored on a wrist shot after getting a pass from Connor McDavid.

Nugent-Hopkins' winner followed a tying third-period goal by Patrick Maroon, a St. Louis native. He made it 2-2 with a goal 5:47 into the third.

Standing outside the crease between two defenders, Maroon deflected a shot by Brandon Davidson for his first goal in nine career games against the Blues.

St. Louis scored first when Kyle Brodziak connected on a wrist shot 4:20 into the game. Nugent-Hopkins tried to poke the puck over the blue line, but Kevin Shattenkirk got it and passed to a wide open Brodziak, who beat Cam Talbot on his glove side.

Edmonton tied at about seven minutes later. Leon Draisaitl won a faceoff and Tyler Pitlick buried the shot, beating backup goalie Carter Hutton on his right side. Draisaitl also assisted on Maroon's goal.

The Blues took the lead back 33 seconds later when Vladimir Tarasenko hit a wrist shot from the right circle.

Tarasenko leads all NHL players with 15 points (six goals and nine assists) in December. Tarasenko has points in 17 of his last 21 games with 12 goals and 17 assists.

Pitlick fell to the ice with 4:26 left in the second period, favoring his left leg. He checked Jori Lehtera and his momentum carried him into the boards. He got helped off the ice and back into the locker room.

Hutton, who turned 31 on Monday, made his first start since Dec. 3, when the Blues lost to the Jets in overtime. He stopped 32 shots and is 16-2-8 in his career when he faced 30 or more shots.

Talbot had 25 saves.

NOTES: The Blues have lost three in a row to the Oilers. Prior to that, St. Louis had won eight straight against Edmonton. ... St. Louis G Jake Allen got a rest after starting the last seven games, going 3-4 in that stretch. He is 11-1-2 with one shutout on home ice. ... Talbot leads the NHL in games played with 30. ... This was the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. ... Alexander Steen played in his 520th game as a Blue, passing Red Berenson for 10th in club history among forwards. ... St. Louis is 8-2-1 in its last 11 games at home. They have points in 15 of the last 16 home games.

UP NEXT:

Oilers: Wednesday night at Arizona.

Blues: Tuesday night at Dallas.