St. Louis Blues Christ Stewart (R) watches the loose puck as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford tries to get his stick on the puck in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 21, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist apiece, and rookie goalie Corey Crawford had a strong game for a 5-3 win the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on Monday.

Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes scored first period goals for the Blues as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead. In the second period, Ben Bishop making his fourth career start and first since Dec. 18, 2008, was yanked after giving up four goals on eight shots in the second period in a span of just over ten minutes.

The Blues made it a 4-3 game midway through the third, but the Hawks capped off the win with an empty net goal with .4 seconds remaining for their third win in four games to pull into a tie for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blues, with the loss, remain in 13th place, five points out of a playoff spot.