ST. LOUIS (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored 25 seconds into overtime and Corey Crawford made 27 saves, leading the Chicago Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.
Crawford won his sixth consecutive game and got his third shutout this season while improving to 15-5-5 against the Blues. Chicago has earned a point in nine straight games.
Panarin scored on a wrist shot from the slot for his sixth goal of the season.
St. Louis’ Alex Pietrangelo tied it with 2:11 left in the third on a drive from the point that squeezed past Crawford, who got a piece of the shot.
Early in the second period, Marian Hossa pounced on the rebound of a shot by Gustav Forsling and shot it in for a 1-0 lead. It was his seventh goal of the season and sixth in the last seven games.
Chicago has outscored opponents 30-15 during this nine-game run.
Jake Allen made 28 saves for the Blues. He has lost three of his last four and fell to 5-4-2.
This is the Blackhawks’ longest winning streak since they won 12 in a row from Dec. 29, 2015 to Jan. 19, 2016.
NOTES: Chicago C Artem Anisimov had a career-high 11-game point streak snapped after exiting in the second period with an injury. … St. Louis LW Alexander Steen is one goal shy of 200 for his career. … The Blues placed D Joel Edmundson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks. … The teams will meet on Jan. 2 in the Winter Classic at Busch Stadium. … Chicago D Duncan Keith has 11 assists, tops among all defensemen. … The Blues have hit the goalpost or crossbar 15 times this season, tops in the NHL.
Blackhawks: Host Washington on Friday night in the first of back-to-back home games.
Blues: Play at Central Division-rival Nashville on Thursday night.
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