CHICAGO (AP) – Vladimir Tarasenko scored his second goal of the game at 3:37 of overtime, and the St. Louis Blues cooled off the Chicago Blackhawks with a 2-1 victory Thursday night in a possible playoff preview.
Tarasenko also tied it with 1:16 left in regulation with a laser from the left circle on a rebound attempt off a shot from Kevin Shattenkirk. His team-best 39th goal was an easy one, with Alex Pietrangelo making a nice pass to set up an open net for the winner.
St. Louis (49-23-9) won for the eighth time in nine games to remain tied with Dallas for the Central Division lead. The Stars beat Colorado 4-2 on Thursday night.