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Game Notes - Blues 2, Blackhawks 1 (OT)

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Game Notes - Blues 2, Blackhawks 1 (OT)

-With the victory, the Blues clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  They also kept pace atop the Division standings with Dallas, who beat Colorado tonight.
 
-Should the Blues win in any fashion and Dallas lose in any fashion in their final games of the season, the Blues will win the Western Conference and face Minnesota in the first round.
 
-Tonight marked the Blues' seventh win when trailing after two periods - only Los Angeles has more (8)
 
-Vladimir Tarasenko tied the game at 1-1 with 1:16 remaining in regulation and followed that with the game-winning goal in overtime.  The tallies were his 38th and 39th of the season, setting a new career high.  His second goal was his second OT winner at United Center this season.
 
-Since 1987-88, Tarasenko is one of three players with two regular season game-winning overtime goals against the Blackhawks at United Center (Pavel Datsyuk, Alex Tanguay)
 
-Brian Elliott made 24 saves, winning his 11th consecutive decision (1.84 GAA, .933 SV%, 3 SO).  He also extended his career-best road win streak to seven games (1.80 GAA, .937 SV%, 3 SO).  
 
-Elliott stopped a third-period penalty shot by Chicago's Andrew Ladd.  It was the fifth time he's faced a penalty shot in his career and the first since Mar. 28, 2011 (Teemu Selanne)
 
-Alexander Steen notched his 35th assist, extending his road point streak to three games (1g, 3a)
 
-Kevin Shattenkirk posted his 30th assist, extending his point streak to five games (1g, 4a)
 
-Paul Stastny logged his 38th assist of the season on Tarasenko's OT winner.  He shares 11th overall with 20 assists since the All-Star break
 
-Alex Pietrangelo grabbed his 29th assist, giving him six points in April (2g, 4a) which leads all defenseman
 
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