Blues top Blackhawks in a shootout

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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.

St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (left) tries to knock in a rebound off of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta in first period Saturday. Kevin Shattenkirk had the winning goal for the Blues in the fifth round of a shootout.   CHRIS LEE/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
CHRIS LEE/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (left) tries to knock in a rebound off of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta in first period Saturday. Kevin Shattenkirk had the winning goal for the Blues in the fifth round of a shootout.

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.

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.

WILD: Placed left wing Zach Parise on injured reserve because of a bruised foot.

The move was made Saturday. The Wild recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from Iowa of the AHL to take Parise’s spot on the active roster, but Parise can be taken off injured reserve at any time.

Parise has 15 goals and 12 assists in 37 games. He was hurt Nov. 25 at St. Louis and held out of the next game before returning to the ice four days later. But the 29-year-old star has not been the same since. He has only four goals and one assist in 12 games since the injury.

ISLANDERS: Captain John Tavares sat out against the New Jersey Devils because of an undisclosed lower-body injury that ended his consecutive games streak at 246.

The Islanders said Saturday that Tavares’ status is day-to-day.

“I’m concerned, obviously,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “You know what Johnny is to our hockey club. He’s not only a leader, but his play speaks for itself. He’s not ready to go and we’re not going to put him in a situation where he could further hurt himself.”

The 23-year-old Tavares is tied for the club lead with 13 goals and is first with 39 points in 38 games. His consecutive games streak is the fifth longest in team history.

BRUINS: Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season because of torn knee ligaments.

He was injured Friday when he became entangled with Ottawa forward Cory Conacher behind the goal.


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