St. Louis Blues Beat Chicago Blackhawks 6-5


The Blues stormed back to beat the Chicago Blackhawks on their home ice in a goal-filled match, resulting in a final score of 6-5. St. Louis fell behind early; despite goals by Alexander Steen and Robby Fabbri, the score after the 1st period was 5-2 Chicago. Chicago sprinted out of the gates, scoring three goals in seven minutes before tacking on two more in a 43 second span at the end of the period. Marko Dano, one of the pieces in the Brandon Saad trade, opened scoring with a snapshot from 24 feet out.

A minute later, Alexander Steen responded for the Blues with a tip-in, tying it at 1-1. A Joel Edmundson penalty 4:37 into the period led to Andrew Shaw sending a wristshot straight into the net. Penalties were an issue throughout the night for both teams. The Blues won despite racking up a total of 10 penalty minutes, compared to the Blackhawks’ four.

Teuvo Teravanien scored off a Brian Elliott rebound 6:35 into the first period, before a nine minute goal-less stretch in the middle of the period. That stretch would break after David Backes sent a blocked shot to Robert Fabbri, who sent a wristshot past Corey Crawford from 35 feet out. Chicago would respond with two goals before the end of the period, including a power play goal wristshot from Patrick Kane.

Nov 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing

Teuvo Teravainen

(86) celebrates scoring a goal during the first period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

From there on out, it was all St. Louis.

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The Blues took advantage of many miscues by the Blackhawks. The first of the Blues’ three second period goals came off a Corey Crawford deflection, which Alexander Steen put back into the net for his second goal of the night. Jay Bouwmeester would bring the Blues within one goal via a power play goal three minutes before the end of the period. Just before the intermission, Robby Fabbri returned David Backes’s earlier favor, passing Backus the puck, setting up a wristshot to tie it 5-5.

Both teams had many chances to put themselves ahead before the end of regulation; the teams totaled 21 shots in the third period. But it came down to overtime, where Vladimir Tarasenko shot the puck past Corey Crawford from 37 feet out to seal the victory.

The Blues are now 9-3-1, and sit at second in the Central Division. Their next game is at the Nashville Predators on Saturday, November 7th.

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