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St. Louis Blues Win Opener In OT

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Carlo Colaiacovo's tally at 1:47 of overtime sent the St. Louis Blues over the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, at Scottrade Center.

After Philly's Danny Briere rang a shot off the right post through traffic, the Blues broke back into their offensive zone. Alex Steen had his initial backhand chance blocked, but the rebound came to Colaiacovo at the point for a blistering game-winner.

Brad Boyes netted the other score for the Blues, who won their season-opener after finishing 2009-10 by missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 29-of-30 shots for the win, his first with St. Louis after coming over in an offseason deal from Montreal. Halak had ended last season by facing the Flyers with the Habs in the Eastern Conference finals, but lost in five games.

Briere lodged the lone tally for the Flyers, who were coming off a win at Pittsburgh on Thursday and will host Colorado for their home opener on Monday.

In his first start of the season, Brian Boucher was the hard-luck loser despite making 23 saves.