St. Louis native Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime - which led the St. Louis Blues to beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night.

St. Louis will face the winner of the San Jose-Colorado series in the conference finals.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Maroon became the first player since 1979 to score a Game 7 OT winner for his hometown team. Yvon Lambert, born in Drummondville, Quebec -- near Montreal -- did the same for the Canadiens against Boston.

The game also marked the first time in NHL history that three playoff series were decided in overtime in Game 7 in the same year. San Jose eliminated Vegas and Carolina beat Washington in the first round.

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