ST. LOUIS (KOLO) - Oskar Sundqvist scored two rare goals to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Thursday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Bozak and Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues. Jake Allen stopped 31 shots for his first win against Vegas after going 0-0-2 last season.
Sundqvist's second goal of the game - and the season - put the Blues ahead to stay 6:29 into the second period on a pass from Robert Thomas. Sundqvist entered with just two goals in 72 NHL games.
Parayko added some insurance when he rifled a one-timer from Ryan O'Reilly past Marc-Andre Fleury for his third of the season 14:51 into the second to make it 4-2.
Fleury allowed five goals, matching a season high, on 26 shots and fell to 5-5-1. He also gave up five goals on Oct. 4 versus Philadelphia.
Vegas cut its deficit to 4-3 when Alex Tuch scored his third of the season on a power play from point-blank range 8:02 into the third. Bozak responded with his third goal 3:45 later.
Tarasenko got his team-leading sixth goal when he used his backhand to push Bozak's deflected shot into the wide open near side of the net to give St. Louis a 2-1 edge 3:11 into the second.
Erik Haula tied it only 23 seconds later with his second of the season as his shot from the point trickled through Allen's pads.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare made it 1-all at 6:29 when he beat Allen from in front after the Blues failed to clear the puck from behind the net.
Sundqvist scored his first goal 2:02 into the first period. He found a loose puck in front of Fleury and turned on one knee to slide it into an open net. Thomas also assisted on that goal and ended up with his first career multipoint game.
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