St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Steen netted the game winner with 21.1 seconds remaining in regulation, helping the St. Louis Blues take a 3-2 decision over the Chicago Blackhawks in the first of five meetings between these Central Division rivals from Scottrade Center.
Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes also tallied and Alex Pietrangelo chipped in a pair of assists for the Blues, who opened a season 3-0-0 for the first time since 1993-94.
One game after setting a new franchise record for career shutouts, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each posted a power-play score and Patrick Sharp picked up a pair of helpers for the Blackhawks, who have dropped two in a row since a season-opening win against Washington.
Corey Crawford played well in defeat, making 32 saves.