Vladimir Sobotka's timing was perfect for the streaking St. Louis Blues.
Sobotka scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give the Blues a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since winning seven of its first eight in 1997-98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Blues also improved to 3-0 at home.
Andy McDonald circled around the net and fed Sobotka for the winner
''I just saw it landed right on my stick and it was kind of a weird shot, but it landed up in the net and I was happy,'' he said.
Minnesota's Dany Heatley forced the overtime, tying it at 4 when he batted the puck out of the air with 4:08 left in regulation for his fourth goal of the season. The Wild have lost three straight.
Chris Stewart, Barret Jackman, Wade Redden and Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis, and Brian Elliott, getting his first home start, made 12 saves.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wasn't certain how his team would resp...