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Chicago 4, St. Louis 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Chris Lee, Chris Rooney
Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 21482

Captain Jonathan Toews scored his career-high 35th goal and also converted in the first round of a shootout as the host Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

Toews wristed a shot over the right shoulder of Jake Allen to open the shootout, and Cam Ward thwarted all three attempts, including utilizing a poke check to deny Vladimir Tarasenko to preserve the win. Ward finished with 37 saves in his first start since March 3.

Patrick Kane collected a goal and an assist to set a career high with 107 points, and Artem Anisimov also tallied for the Blackhawks, who won four of the five meetings in the season series with the Blues.

St. Louis' Tyler Bozak converted Patrick Maroon's centering feed to forge a tie at 3 with 39 seconds remaining in the third period.

Tarasenko scored his team-leading 32nd goal, and David Perron also tallied for the third-place Blues, who are 7-1-2 in their past 10 games and moved within one point of front-running Winnipeg and Nashville in the Central Division.

Anisimov extended his stick to deflect Dominik Kahun's shot from the point past Allen (35 saves) and give the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead with 6:40 remaining in the second period.

Kane doubled the advantage with 8:23 remaining in the third period after accepting a lead pass from Dylan Strome and fending off Blues defenseman Colton Parayko before backhanding the puck under the crossbar. Kane's team-leading 42nd goal allowed him to surpass his point total from his Hart Trophy-winning campaign in 2015-16.

Perron answered 46 seconds later with a wrist shot from the right circle.

With 3:34 remaining in the first period, Kane skated into the right circle before deftly backhanding a centering feed for Toews, who shoveled the puck past Allen to open the scoring. Toews' 35th goal eclipsed his previous career-high mark set during the 2008-09 season.

Just 26 seconds into the second period, St. Louis leveled the contest at 1. Brayden Schenn chipped the puck in the neutral zone to Tarasenko, who skated in on a two-on-one rush and beat Ward under the crossbar.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Chicago
Vladimir Tarasenko 2 Points Patrick Kane 2
Vladimir Tarasenko 1 Goals Patrick Kane 1
Colton Parayko 2 Assists Patrick Kane 1
David Perron 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Allen .921 Save Percentage Cam Ward .925
Jake Allen 35 Saves Cam Ward 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 40 3 1-3 2-2 4 30
Chicago 38 4 0-2 2-3 6 28
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Blues have a W/L % of .488 after a win and .595 after a loss.