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Blues top Blackhawks, snap skid at 2 games

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin all scored, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

The Blues (3-3-1) had scored just once in losing back-to-back games to Anaheim and Vancouver.

The Blackhawks (4-2-1) have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after being beaten in Nashville on Thursday.

The Blues committed two penalties within the first minute, and the Blackhawks took advantage with Patrick Sharp’s 5-on-3 power-play goal, assisted by Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, just 1:02 into the game.

The Blues tied it when Schwartz scored his team-high fifth goal of the season. Schwartz beat goalie Antti Raanta between the pads with 7:45 left in the first period.

St. Louis scored twice in the final two minutes of the second period.

Reaves netted his first of the season with 1:51 left in the period following a video review that showed he knocked in a rebound of Maxim Lapierre’s shot.

Jaskin, recalled from Chicago of the AHL on Friday, then put in a rebound of a shot by Alex Pietrangelo with 6 seconds remaining for his second career goal.

Kris Versteeg took a nice crossing pass from Sharp and beat Brian Elliott with a high wrister over the goalie’s stick-side shoulder to make it 3-2 at 2:37 of the third period.

NOTES: Chicago G Corey Crawford missed his third consecutive game due to an upper-body injury. … St. Louis forward Paul Stastny, placed on the injured list on Friday, missed his third straight game. … Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock are the active leaders in victories. Quenneville has 710, and Hitchcock has 660. … Both of Jaskin’s goals have come against the Blackhawks. … The attendance of 19,434, was the second sellout for the Blues in four home games this season.

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