Colton Parayko scored 1:34 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Chad Johnson stopped 27 shots for St. Louis.

Parayko gave the Blues the win when he skated in and poked the puck past Semyon Varlamov with one hand. The goal, his fourth, ended Colorado’s six-game winning streak.

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen makes a glove save during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen makes a glove save during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen scored and Varlamov had 34 saves for the Avalanche.

St. Louis took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Tarasenko and Steen, but Zadorov got Colorado back into it with his fourth goal 1:08 into the second period.

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, right, looks to shoot the puck at St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, right, looks to shoot the puck at St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Things heated up after that. Steen’s hard check on Nathan MacKinnon at the Colorado blue line upset Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson. He got his elbow up on a hit to Steen moments late, igniting a scrum in the Colorado crease. When order was restored, Johnson was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct.

Steen left with what the Blues said was an upper-body injury and didn’t return.

St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford, left, uses his stick to slow down Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford, left, uses his stick to slow down Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Avalanche played the last 36 minutes with just five defensemen.

Colorado tied it early in the third period when Samuel Girard’s shot nearly trickled in and defenseman Joel Edmundson’s attempt to clear it went off the goalie’s pads to Rantanen, who knocked it in for his 11th of the season.

Both teams had chances later in the third to break the tie. Colin Wilson nearly cashed in but Johnson made a lunging save with 7:23 left.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, left, uses his stick to slow down St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak, who tries to puck the put on the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, left, uses his stick to slow down St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak, who tries to puck the put on the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev had chances in the final 20 seconds, but Varlamov made big saves to send it to overtime.

NOTES: Edmundson had two assists for St. Louis. … The Avalanche recalled D Mark Alt from the AHL Colorado Eagles on Friday. He made his season debut with Mark Barberrio out with an upper-body injury. … St. Louis D Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury. Bortuzzo’s last game was Oct. 20. … Colorado D Tyson Barrie missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury.

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog smiles after the Avalanche scored during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog smiles after the Avalanche scored during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

UP NEXT:

St. Louis: At Arizona on Saturday.

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, left, tries to redirect the puck past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen, center, and defenseman Joel Edmundson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, left, tries to redirect the puck past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen, center, and defenseman Joel Edmundson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Denver. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado: At Detroit on Sunday to start a four-game road trip.

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Source: The Associated Press