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Vladimir Tarasenko helps Blues defeat Blackhawks

Forward gets goal, assist in preseason finale @NHL

Tarasenko scores off a faceoff

CHI@STL: Tarasenko buries quick wrister

Vladimir Tarasenko gives the Blues a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a quick wrist shot from the circle that beats Corey Crawford

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Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 preseason win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Tarasenko scored 6:53 into the game, then assisted on Alex Pietrangelo's goal at 3:44 of the third period. Carter Hutton stopped 11 of 12 shots and Jake Allen made six saves.

Video: CHI@STL: Pietrangelo drags puck and goes five-hole

Allen appeared to be injured after making a save with 2:18 left in the first period. He was slow to get up but stayed in the game for the remainder of the first period.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said he'd provide an update on Allen's condition at a later date.

"If Jake ever got hurt, there's a lot of confidence here in Carter right now," Hitchcock told the Blues website. "If Jake goes down, we've got no issue playing Carter at all."

Dennis Rasmussen scored 3:05 into the second period for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 19 saves.

It was the preseason finale for the Blackhawks and Blues; they'll open the regular season at United Center on Wednesday.

Video: CHI@STL: Allen shaken up in the 1st, remains in game

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