The overtime session Saturday night between the Blues and Anaheim Ducks lasted 45 seconds. Most of it, seemingly, was the time it took Vladimir Sobotka to deliver the pass on the game-winning goal.

After batting an Anaheim pass out of mid-air, Sobotka showed extreme patience, waiting out the last line of the Anaheim defense before sending a saucer-pass to teammate Chris Stewart, who in no rush himself finally flicked a backhanded shot in for a 2-1 victory over the Ducks in OT.

“Sobi looked off about three guys there,” Stewart said. “By the time he gave it to me, (Anaheim goalie Jonas) Hiller was already down and out, I went back to the backhand and put it home.”

On Stewart’s 14th goal of the season, the Blues proved they are not down and out, sweeping a three-game homestand. They have won five of their last six games and the team’s 34 points is the third-most in the Western Conference, although the club sits in fourth place behind the division leaders.

“It was a hard game,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “There were times that we had them pushed hard and there were times they had us pushed hard. We had them reeling a little bit in the second period and they had us reeling in the third. It was a really hard-fought game by both teams, I thought.”