The St. Louis Blues wasted a 3-1 lead at Chicago, losing 4-3 in a shootout to the Blackhawks. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Blues, whose string of consecutive penalty kills ended at 51, two shy of the NHL record.
After Chicago grabbed a quick 1-0 lead just 2:51 into the game, the Blues tied it on a wrist shot from Jamie Langenbrunner just 59 seconds later. The Blues added to their lead scoring two more time on Hawks goalie Ray Emery. Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund scored in the first, prompting Chicago to replace Emery with Corey Crawford.
Crawford made 18 saves the rest of the way as the Hawks peppered Jaroslav Halak with 46 shots. Chicago tied the score 3-3 in the third period with a power-play goal from Brent Seabrook and then Patrick Kane started the shootout with a backhand goal as Crawford stopped T.J. Oshie, McDonald and David Perron.