Blues defeat Blackhawks in triple overtime, 4-3

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night at St. Louis.

Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history.

Ryan Miller blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 late in the first period, and Jaden Schwartz tied it with 1:45 to go in regulation of the Western Conference game.

At Colorado 5, Minnesota 4 (OT): The Avalanche's Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation.

Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in the Western Conference playoff game. Erik Haula, Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild.

At N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1: Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third, and the Rangers stretched their home winning streak over the Flyers to nine games.

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