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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in 
the shootout as St. Louis tied a franchise-high for wins in a season thanks to 
a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia at Scot trade Center. 

Oshie  opened the game's final segment with a backhander under the crossbar at 
the  left post, and  Shattenkirk ended it to start the third round with a low, 
hard slapper from the slot. In between, Ryan Miller stopped Vincent Lecavalier 
and Claude Giroux. 

Miller  came up with 31 saves in regulation for the Blues, whose 51st win tied 
them with the 1999-2000 Central Division champions for most in team history. 

"We  had  'a' good  player tonight,"  said St. Louis  head coach Ken Hitchcock 
about  Miller.  "He was terrific, he  was focused and competitive and whatever 
else we needed from him." 

St.  Louis also  trails idle  Boston by  a single  point in  the race  for the 
Presidents' Trophy. 

Ray Emery stopped 28 shots for the Flyers, who have lost four of five but only 
two of those in regulation (1-2-2). 

"We  played a  good hockey game and  got a point out of it," said Philadelphia 
head  coach Craig Berube. "Of course we want two points, but you can't do that 
if you don't put it into the net." 

Philadelphia  is  now three points  behind the  Rangers, who beat Vancouver on 
Tuesday, for the second spot in the Metropolitan Division. 

Miller came up huge early, stopping Michael Raffl from the left side to thwart 
a  2-on-0  break in  the first  2 1/2 minutes.  Giroux had  a better angle and 
clearer shot but elected to pass. 

Several  close calls  on either  side did  not result  in a  goal, with  Emery 
halting 11 pucks and Miller making 10 stops in the game's opening 20 minutes. 

The Blues rang two  shots off the post in the middle frame and had the better 
of the chances, but 16 more shots (eight apiece) failed to find the net. 

St.  Louis  effectively killed  off a high-sticking  minor to Vladimir Sobotka 
with  4:57 on  the clock, then got a  prime chance to win the game when Giroux 
was sent off for the same infraction with 1:24 remaining. 

Miller  slid from left  to right to stop a one-timer by Nicklas Grossmann from 
the  circle with  2:19 to go in  overtime. He then dove forward to smother two 
in-close tries by Jake Voracek with 90 seconds on the clock. 

                                   Game Notes 

Miller  earned his  first shutout  since March  21, 2012  when he  backstopped 
Buffalo  over  Montreal ... St. Louis  has won three  in a row at home against 
Philadelphia  after  dropping  the  previous  five  from  2001-05  ...  Flyers 
defenseman  Kimmo  Timonen  was  scratched  with a  facial  injury,  and  Erik 
Gustafsson returned to action after a 14-game absence. 

 
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