The Blues are short in a number of areas right now. They are short on forwards, short on defensemen and short on rest.

They are not short of resilience. After yielding a 2-0 lead midway through the contest, the visiting Blues gutted out a 3-2 overtime win over the Stars at American Airlines Center on Sunday. Despite all the attrition, the Blues are 7-1-2 in their last 10.

Coming off an exhilarating and exhausting night with neighborhood nemesis Chicago on Saturday, the Blues had one plane ride and 18 hours to prepare for the Stars. Kevin Shattenkirk’s sixth goal of the season with 10.4 seconds remaining made it work. Shattenkirk also scored the key shootout marker in Saturday’s extra-time win over the Blackhawks.

It was Shattenkirk’s third goal in game-winning fashion, which shares the league lead among defensemen.

“To come and play in an environment like this, off back to back, off a rested team … to me the third period was really impressive,” Blues coach Ken Htichcock said. “We managed the game in the third period.

“We were outplayed in the second. I felt like we had to regroup. We got caught on some changes (in the second) and we looked tired. But for whatever reason, we made a couple of changes on the lines, we found some energy and we were able to play again.”

The Blues were missing Alexander Steen and David Backes, representing 40 of their goals and 68 of their points. They also were missing defensemen Jordon Leopold and Roman Polak, as well as rugged winger Ryan Reaves. Vladimir Sobotka and Derek Roy were game-time additions.

The lyrics on the Statue of Liberty implore “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses …” The Blues have a different take: “Give me some hockey players … whoever they are.”