St Louis’ Alexander Steen netted a slap shot with 21.1 seconds remaining to give the Blues a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday.
In the day’s other games, Los Angeles edged Ottawa in overtime, and Calgary had a narrow victory over Montreal.
Steen broke down the left side as part of a 3-on-1 rush. He kept the puck and let go a drive from just inside the circle that trickled past goalie Corey Crawford.
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Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes also scored for St Louis, who have won their opening three games of the season to match the efforts of 1969-1970 and 1993-1994.
Patrick Kane scored for the third straight game for the Blackhawks, and Jonathan Toews had the other Chicago goal.
Los Angeles’ Jeff Carter scored his second power-play goal by deflecting in Mike Richards’ shot 28 seconds into overtime, giving the Kings a 4-3 win over Ottawa.
Los Angeles had led 3-0, but the Senators rallied to force overtime and collect a point.
Dustin Brown scored twice during the Kings’ three-goal first period, and Carter had three points in Los Angeles’ sixth straight home victory over Ottawa.
Milan Michalek scored the tying goal with 4 minutes, 27 seconds left in regulation for the Senators. Jean-Gabriel Pageau netted his third career goal in the second period, and Bobby Ryan scored his first goal with Ottawa early in the third.
Calgary’s rookie forward Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist to lead the Flames to a 3-2 win over Montreal.
Sven Baertschi and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary.
P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, while Lars Ellar recorded his fourth goal and sixth point of the season.
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