Shattenkirk goal gives Blues 6-5 win in shootout
- Article by: R.B. FALLSTROM
- Associated Press
- December 28, 2013 - 10:40 PM
ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in regulation to tie it and Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Patrick Kane had a goal and assist in the Blackhawks' second three-goal first period in two nights and extended his point streak to 14 games.
Kane added a second assist on Brent Seabrook's goal in the third period.
The Blues are 3-0 against the Blackhawks, who lead the NHL with 60 points. Two wins were by shootout and all three were decided by a goal.
St. Louis rallied from deficits of 3-1 and 5-3 without leading scorer Alexander Steen, who was placed on the injured list on Saturday because of a concussion.
Brian Elliott finished strong in the Blues net after Jaroslav Halak was pulled after the first period.
Kane has eight goals and 17 assists during his point streak and has scored in 26 of 27 games overall. Patrick Sharp scored his 22nd goal in the first period and has six goals in three games.
T.J. Oshie and Tarasenko also scored in the shootout for St. Louis. Jonathan Toews and Sharp scored for Chicago, which failed on two chances to end it. One was by Kane, who is 0-for-9 in the shootout.
The Blackhawks faded one night after they beat Colorado 7-2 at home and fell to 7-0-3 on the second day of back-to-back games.
Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith had two points apiece in the first period for Chicago. Seabrook's floating shot from near the blue line 1:06 into the third gave the Blackhawks their second two-goal cushion at 5-3.
Elliott replaced Halak, who stopped only 10 of 13 shots in the first period.
The Blues tied it at 3 on rookie Dmitrij Jaskin's first NHL goal in the second period.
NOTES: The Blues had their first home sellout of the season with a standing-room crowd of 20,082. Attendance was fortified by several hundred fans wearing Blackhawks red. ... St. Louis is 11-0-1 against the Central Division.
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