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Oshie's PP goal leads Blues past Avalanche

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Colorado Avalanche's Cody McLeod, right, brings the puck down the ice as St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen defends during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson Colorado Avalanche's Cody McLeod, right, brings the puck down the ice as St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen defends during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne (3) slips as he chases a loose puck along side St. Louis Blues' Matt D'Agostini during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne (3) slips as he chases a loose puck along side St. Louis Blues' Matt D'Agostini during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie scored a tiebreaking power-play in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in a preseason game Thursday night.

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David Backes and Patrik Berglund also scored goals and Andy McDonald had two assists for the Blues, who have won five of seven games.
  
Joakim Lindstrom scored for Colorado, which has dropped three of four.
  
Ben Bishop stopped 18 shots for St. Louis, and the Avalanche's Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished with 29 saves.
  
Oshie beat Giguere when McDonald's shot came off the back boards to the other side of the net 9 minutes into the third period.
  
Berglund scored 3 1/2 minutes later on a shot through Giguere's pads from the left circle for a two-goal advantage.

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