Blues forward T.J. Oshie faked backhand and went forehand to beat a sliding Corey Crawford for the lone shootout goal and Jaroslav Halak made three saves helping lead St. Louis to a 3-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks. Oshie also collected his 200th NHL point with an assist as the Blues improve to 5-1-0, dropping the Hawks to 4-1-2. Checkout Oshie and the shootout courtesy of NHL.com
David Backes and Alexander Steen scored goals, Jay Bouwmeester picked up a pair of assists and Halak stopped 27 shots. He also was able to make saves on Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp in the shootout after Patrick Kane fired wide on Chicago’s first attempt.
Backes helped the Blues tie the game 1-1 just five seconds into a power play when he won a faceoff, went straight to the net and tipped a Bouwmeester wrister by Crawford at 10:14 of the first, just 2:32 after the Hawks grabbed a 1-0 lead.
Marian Hossa gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with 2:38 left in the period on a breakaway, beating Halak to the stick side, but the Blues quickly tied it at 18:13 when Bouwmeester’s shot from the left point was initially tipped by Steen in the high slot, then the puck bounced off Duncan Keith’s stick to tie the game 2-2.