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St. Louis 5, Chicago 4
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Ian Walsh, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Jonny Murray, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 21687
Patrik Berglund scored at 3:31 of overtime Sunday night, lifting the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

Berglund's 10th goal came on a slapper from atop the right circle that somehow squeezed between the pads of goalie Jean-Francois Berube. With 83 points, St. Louis sits within a point of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

St. Louis forced overtime when defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scored his career-high 15th goal at 18:38 of the third period, mere seconds after goalie Jake Allen was lifted for a sixth attacker.

Pietrangelo and defense partner Vince Dunn each finished with a goal and three assists, making up for the loss of forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who didn't play after sustaining an upper-body injury Saturday night.

Wasted in the loss for the Blackhawks was a hat trick by Alex DeBrincat, the third of his rookie season.

Chicago came out of the gates flying, establishing a 2-0 lead after one period thanks to DeBrincat. He initiated scoring at 13:07 on the power play, wiring a wrister past Allen from the right circle.

DeBrincat made it 2-0 at 19:08, setting up at the right post and tapping the rebound of his initial missed shot off Allen and over the goal line.

The Blues responded by oiling up a power play that was 1-for-16 coming into the game. Dunn's point blast was deflected by Alexander Steen for Steen's 14th goal at 2:02 of the middle period, and he rifled another slapper that hit nothing but the back of the net at 5:14 for his fifth tally.

The Blackhawks regained the lead with a surprising goal from David Kampf at 19:58. Vinnie Hinostroza did the heavy lifting, winning a race to the puck in the right corner, then slipping a pass to the goalmouth that Kampf tapped in for his fourth marker.

Vladimir Sobotka evened the score at 3 with his 11th goal at 15:24 of the third period, floating to the right post unmarked and then shoveling in a rebound.

However, DeBrincat inspired a shower of hats with his 25th goal at 16:47, taking Artem Anisimov's pass in the slot and roofing a wrister over Allen's blocker.

Allen saved 26 shots, and Berube stopped 36 in the loss.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
St. Louis   Chicago
Vince Dunn 4 Points Alex Debrincat 3
Vince Dunn 1 Goals Alex Debrincat 3
Vince Dunn 3 Assists Tomas Jurco 2
Vince Dunn 1 Power Play Goals Alex Debrincat 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Allen .867 Save Percentage J-F Berube .878
Jake Allen 26 Saves J-F Berube 36
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 41 5 2-3 0-1 2 34
Chicago 30 4 1-1 1-3 6 35
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .387 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blues have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .500 after a loss.