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Tarasenko scores in OT give Blues 6-5 comeback win over Blackhawks

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CHICAGO - Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 3:54 of a whistle-free overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5, come-from-behind win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Tarasenko, who also had an assist, beat Corey Crawford on the glove side from the slot for his seventh goal after taking a nifty behind-the-back centring pass from Alex Pietrangelo.

Alexander Steen scored twice goals, and Robby Fabbri, Jay Bouwmeester and David Backes each had a goal and an assist in regulation for St. Louis, which allowed more than three goals for the first time this season.

Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Teuvo Teravainen and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist and Marko Dano ??? recalled from the minors on Monday ??? got his first goal to help the Blackhawks take a 5-2 lead after one period.

Chicago, which had won six straight at home, hadn't scored more than four times in a game this season.

After a sloppy start that saw them fall behind by three in the first period, the Blues roared back tied it at 5-5 in the second on goals by Steen, Bouwmeester and Backes.

Steen scored his second goal of the game on a deflection at 3:11 of the second to trim Chicago's lead to 5-3.

Left wide open, Bouwmeester got a power-play goal from the hashmarks with 2:48 left in the second. Backes tied it with 34 seconds remaining, fooling Crawford with a shot from a sharp angle.

Shaw scored on a penalty shot against St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott, who was pulled twice in the first period and gave up four goals on 15 shots. Jake Allen entered the game for a second time with 2:16 left in the first and finished with 27 saves.

Crawford stopped 23 shots for Chicago.

Elliott left briefly at 6:35 of the first after allowing three goals on Chicago's first six shots. He returned to the net after 41 seconds and speaking with coach Ken Hitchcock on the bench.

Elliott went to the dressing room with 2:16 remaining in the first and 35 seconds after permitting Seabrook's goal that made it 4-2. Elliott didn't return to the bench, but the Blues didn't disclose why.

St. Louis forward Steve Ott left late in the second period with an upper-body injury.

After a 3-0 loss at home to Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Blues' chartered flight was diverted to Milwaukee because of fog and they continued by bus to their Chicago hotel. The Blues arrived at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday and looked groggy in the first period.

Dano opened the scoring 2:08 in, connecting from the slot after a St. Louis turnover.

The Blues tied it just 54 seconds later when Colton Parayko's shot from the left point glanced off Steen's leg and sailed past Crawford.

Shaw was awarded his penalty shot at 4:37 after Parayko hooked him from behind on a breakaway. Shaw beat Elliott on the stick side.

Teravainen made it 3-1 at 6:35 ??? and briefly chased Elliott ??? when he swatted in a rebound of Trevor's Daley's shot from the left point.

Fabbri cut it to 3-2 with 4:48 left in the period on a screened shot from the right circle.

Seabrook made it 4-2 from the left point with 2:51 left., and Kane beat Allen 43 seconds later on a screened shot from the left circle just 8 seconds into a Chicago power-play.

Chicago outshot St. Louis 14-7 in the scoreless third.

NOTES: Chicago last scored five goals in a period on March 5, 2010, in a 6-3 win over Vancouver. ... Shaw's penalty shot was the second of his career. He was stopped last season by Ottawa's Craig Anderson. ... Chicago F Marian Hossa missed his second game with a lower-body injury. ... Blues D Kevin Shattenkirk sat out his his 10th, also with a lower-body injury. ... Dano, acquired in a June 30 in a trade that sent Brandon Saad to Columbus, played his second game for the Blackhawks after they sent slumping forward Bryan Bickell to Rockford of the AHL.

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A previous version erroneously said this was the Blackhawks' first loss at home this season.

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