NHL Game Summary - Chicago at St. Louis
(Friday, October 22nd)
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Chicago 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Roman Polak and Patrik Berglund netted goals late in the third period to send St. Louis over Chicago, 4-2, at Scottrade Center.
David Perron notched a pair of goals for the second game in a row for the Blues, who put an end to a three-game losing streak.
"I thought he played certainly his best game of the year," Blues head coach Davis Payne said of Perron. "He was the difference maker, all 200 feet of the ice in a lot of different situations."
Jaroslav Halak was solid for his third win of the season by stopping 23-of-25 shots.
Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook tallied for the Blackhawks, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.
Marty Turco was dented for all four goals on 28 shots in defeat.
"I would have liked to see us throw the puck on net a little bit more," Sharp said. "We did a good job of creating and hanging onto the puck. A goaltender like Halak, we have to generate more chances than that."
The Blues took a 3-2 lead on a fluke goal with 8:59 left in the third period. Polak gathered in a failed Chicago clear along the right boards, and slid the puck slowly along the ice. The disc sailed through traffic, past the skate of St. Louis forward David Backes, and under a screened Turco.
'Hawks defenseman Seabrook was called for delay of game with 1:53 to go, and Berglund chipped the insurance tally past a sprawling Turco 50 seconds after the penalty to give the home team their eventual two-goal winning edge.
A Blackhawks turnover in their defensive zone was taken by T.J. Oshie, who fed into the high slot for Perron, who ripped a shot to the right post and over Turco's glove for a 1-0 lead at 6:31 of the first period.
Chicago evened the game on a power play at 10:26 as Duncan Keith fed Sharp for a blistering one-timer from between the circles.
Perron soloed around a Blackhawks defender and then around Turco and hit the net with a backhander at the 6:12 mark of the second period, then a point drive from Seabrook at 9:35 knotted the game, 2-2.
Perron notched his first two goals of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss at Chicago...This was Polak's first score since April 7, 2010 at Chicago...The Blackhawks won two of three in St. Louis last season...Oshie recorded a pair of assists.
10/23 01:39:05 ET