Defensemen Tobias Enstrom and Ron Hainsey forced overtime with third-period goals, and Rich Peverley and Slava Kozlov scored in a shootout to give host Atlanta a 3-2 win over St. Louis yesterday.
Marty Reasoner set up both third-period goals to help Atlanta snap a four-game home losing streak.
St. Louis, which lost a shootout to Philadelphia Saturday, earned a point for the third straight game, but is winless over a five-game stretch.
Ty Conklin stopped the first 27 shots he faced for St. Louis before Enstrom scored to cut it to 2-1 with 7:01 left in regulation.
Hainsey tied it with 3:31 to go. Reasoner won a faceoff, and Hainsey, who controlled the puck at the left boards, beat Conklin with a wrist shot.
Blues coach Andy Murray didn’t regret his decision to keep his team aggressive with a 2-0 lead.
“We didn’t want to play shutdown in the third,’’ Murray said. “We wanted to play attack-oriented hockey. You don’t sit on a lead. We made a mistake. They scored.’’
Johan Hedberg made 30 saves for Atlanta, while Conklin stopped 38 shots.
Peverley beat Conklin with a low shot in the tiebreaker. Kozlov scored after taking a wide turn from the right circle and crossing the slot.
“He’s magic,’’ Thrashers coach John Anderson said of Kozlov.
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