T.J. Oshie scored the game-winner in a shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at the United Center.
Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist and Brandon Pirri netted his first career goal as the Hawks three-game win streak snapped. Corey Crawford took the loss in goal for the Hawks, whose two losses in regulation have come from the division rival Blues.
Hossa sent a pass from the left circle to Pirri, who sent a slapshot to the back of the net in his second game of the season.
The Blues got the equalizer less than three minutes later while on the power play from a Jonathan Toews slashing penalty. Backes won a faceoff against Michal Handzus and then redirected a shot from the point by Jay Bouwmeester.
In the second, Blues’ Barrett Jackman slammed Patrick Kane into the boards and received some shoves from the Hawks before heading to the penalty box. Jackman’s hit earned him a roughing penalty while Kane recovered and participated in the power play.
Hossa and Patrick Sharp regained the Hawks lead in the second. Niklas Hjalmarsson sent a backhand pass to Hossa, who broke on a two-on-none with Sharp and rifled a shot over Halak’s right pad for a 2-1 Hawks’ lead.
The Blues answered quickly again when Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith redirected the puck past Crawford and into his own net, Steen was credited with the goal.
The physical play continued in the third when Blues’ defenseman Roman Polak hit Marcus Kruger against the boards. Brandon Bollig jumped in and Jackman once again got himself involved. Polak and Jackman received roughing penalties while Bollig an instigator.
It was the Hawks sixth consecutive one-goal game and sixth consecutive game without a goal in the third period.
The Hawks return to action in an Original Six match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. CT (NHLN-US, WGN/WGN 720).