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Blues continue mastery of Blackhawks with comeback SO win

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Shattenkirk's goal in the fifth round of the shootout completed St. Louis' comeback from a late two-goal deficit and sent the hosts to a 6-5 decision over Chicago at Scottrade Center.

All four skaters scored in the first two rounds, and after some solid saves at each end, Shattenkirk beat Antti Raanta with a low shot inside the left post. Brandon Saad was then turned away by Brian Elliott to end the contest.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored late in the third period to force overtime for the Blues, who played without leading scorer Alex Steen, placed on injured reserve prior to the contest with a concussion.

Maxim Lapierre, Jaden Schwartz and Dmitrij Jaskin also lit the lamp to help Elliott claim the victory in relief of Jaroslav Halak. Halak was yanked after allowing three goals on 13 shots in the first period. Elliott ended up with 17 saves in regulation.

"They couldn't handle us in their zone and we couldn't handle them in our zone," said Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. "I was happy we stayed with it. It wasn't pretty for either team but we found a way to get two points, which is a heck of a bonus for us."

Patrick Kane picked up a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, while Raanta made just 20 stops. Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw, Saad and Brent Seabrook all lit the lamp in defeat.

Chicago has lost all three games to its Central Division rivals this season.

"Great hockey game. Great intensity. It was good for the sport, tough for us," said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville.

Sharp continued his hot streak, opening the scoring just shy of the eight- minute mark of the first with his fourth goal in two games. Shaw doubled the edge on a Chicago power play just prior to the midway point, tipping a Duncan Keith shot which settled on the goal line into the net at the right post.

Lapierre halved the hosts' deficit with 4:56 left, but Kane responded for the visitors exactly three minutes later.

St. Louis evened the score before the eight-minute mark of the second, with Schwartz striking at 2:46 on a shot from between the circles and Jaskin picking up his first career goal at 7:47 by tapping in a Jay Bouwmeester rebound.

Saad restored Chicago's advantage inside of three minutes left and it was a 4-3 game after 40 minutes.

Seabrook's long wrister from the blue line gave the Blackhawks a 5-3 margin after only 66 seconds elapsed in the third period and the defending champs nursed that lead until the final minutes.

Tarasenko and Berglund beat Raanta twice in a span of 1:17 to draw the hosts even. The former made it a one-goal contest at 16:09 by taking an Alex Pietrangelo miss and converting from the high slot, then the latter sent the game to overtime on a power-play backhander at 17:26.

Game Notes

The Blues have recorded four straight wins over the Blackhawks for the first time since Mar. 3, 1998-Jan. 7, 1999 ... St. Louis upped its shootout record this season to 4-2, while Chicago slipped to 4-5.

12/29 00:46:22 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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