Chicago at St. Louis

Blues spoil Quenneville's debut behind Blackhawks bench


ST. LOUIS -- The Blues are winning in bunches and in different ways.

Just two days after blowing out the Dallas Stars, St. Louis rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout 4-3 Saturday.

Blues rookie T.J. Oshie scored the winning shootout goal, and spoiled the debut of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. St. Louis has won three straight, building off Thursday's 6-1 victory against the Stars.

Oshie scored the winner by simply sliding the puck past Nikolai Khabibulin, a move he called his favorite.

"It's been kind of my go-to-move since high school," Oshie said. "So I stuck with it."

With St. Louis trailing 3-2 late in the third period, Andy McDonald tied it with just 13.9 seconds left. He took a pass from Paul Kariya and beat Khabibulin for his first goal of the season.

"The puck kind of bounced around off a Chicago defender," McDonald said. "It came to me and I just wanted to get the puck on net."

Patrick Kane scored two goals and added an assist for the Blackhawks, who felt they let a win slip away.

"It just felt like we dominated that game and it's 3-1 with 10 minutes left," Kane said. "They got a couple of lucky goals and we end up with the loss."

The Blackhawks came out with urgency in Quenneville's first game behind their bench, and Kane scored his second of the season just 40 seconds in. Blues goalie Manny Legace gave up a big rebound when he couldn't handle Kris Versteeg's soft shot from the right circle. Kane slipped past defenseman Eric Brewer and slid the puck past Legace (4-0).

Legace gave up three goals on 26 shots and was relieved to come away with a victory.

"I give a lot of credit to the boys." Legace said. "They never gave up."

Despite the loss, Quenneville was happy to be back.

"It was good." Quenneville said. "My voice kept going on and off all night but it was great to be back there."

The second period started similarly as the Hawks again scored early. Defenseman Brian Campbell took a pass from Kane and lifted a wrist shot over Legace's glove, giving the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead at 3:43.

St. Louis got on the board late in the second period when rookie center Chris Porter scored at 17:11. After Barret Jackman's shot from the left point got through traffic, Porter was alone in front of the net to beat Khabibulin (1-1-1) with a backhander for his first NHL goal.

Chicago regained its two-goal advantage just three minutes into the third. With the Blackhawks on a power play, Kane took a pass from Campbell, skated in on Legace and wristed a shot over the goalie's right shoulder for a 3-1 lead. Chicago is 2-for-22 this season on power plays.

Keith Tkachuk made it a one-goal game when he one-timed a pass from Oshie past Khabibulin at 9:43 of the third for his sixth goal of the season.


  • Blues G Chris Mason had an emergency appendectomy early Friday morning and is expected to miss two weeks. The Blues recalled G Marek Schwarz from AHL Peoria. Schwarz was 0-1.
  • Brewer played in his 600th NHL game.
  • Quenneville, who was behind the Blues bench from 1996-97 season until the 2003-04 season, is the winningest coach in team history. He went 307-191-18 with 77 ties. He replaced the fired Denis Savard on Thursday, becoming the 37th Blackhawks coach.
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Rookie T.J. Oshie is the hero on this night as he puts the move on Nikolai Khabibulin. (AP)
Rookie T.J. Oshie is the hero on this night as he puts the move on Nikolai Khabibulin. (AP)
Chicago (1-2-2)11100 (1)3
St. Louis  (4-1-0) «01201 (2)4
Three Stars
T. Oshie

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1
P. Kane

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 1
A. McDonald

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
40.0Patrick Kane (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Versteeg, Toews
03:43Brian Campbell (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Kane, Johnson
17:11Chris Porter (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jackman, McClement
03:00Power Play - Patrick Kane (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Campbell, Sharp
09:43Keith Tkachuk (6), Slap Shot. Assist: Oshie, Perron
19:46Andy McDonald (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Boyes, Kariya
 Brad Boyes (2), GOAL
 Jonathan Toews (1), GOAL
 T.J. Oshie (1), GOAL
Penalty Summary
10:28Tkachuk, 2 min, Roughing
10:28Sharp, 2 min, Roughing
18:36Brewer, 2 min, Cross-Checking
04:48Keith, 2 min, Interference
01:15McDonald, 2 min, Interference
03:55Hendry, 4 min, Spearing
12:17Jackman, 2 min, Hooking
01:45Toews, 2 min, Hooking
Shots On Goal
St. Louis77923
Nikolai Khabibulin 64:4526342
Manny Legace 64:0223341
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
St. Louis0-for-0
Game Information
Attendance - 19150
Referees - Eric Furlatt, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen - Brad Lazarowich, Jonny Murray
Other Games
Pho 1 Final
Mon 4
Colu 3 Final
Nash 6
Bos 4 Final
Ott 2
NYI 0 Final
Fla 2
Phi 4 Final
SJ 5
Min 1 Final
TB 0
NJ 4 Final
Wash 3
Cal 2 Final
Edm 3
NYR 4 Final
Det 5
Tor 1 Final
Pitt 4
Colo 5 Final
Dal 4
Buf 2 Final
Atl 3