Steve Ott

Blues defeat Blackhawks in triple overtime, 4-3

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...