ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Alexander Steen ended the Blues longest ever playoff game on a high note with a goal 26 seconds in the third overtime to give the Blues a 4-3 win in Game One of their series with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Scottrade Center crowd roared when the marathon game came to happy conclusion.
Adam Cracknell gave the Blues a 1-0 first period lead. Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal to tie the game at 2-2 in the opening period. Tarasenko was playing his first game since breaking his hand on March 15th. Jaden Schwartz tied the game at 3-3 with just one minute 45 seconds remaining in the third period. Blues goalie Ryan Miller made 39 saves to get the win in the nets, none bigger than a breakaway save on the Hawks Patrick Sharp in the second overtime. Steen's goal just 26 seconds into triple OT was the winner.
Game Two of this series will be Saturday at Scottrade Center. Faceoff is at 2:00 PM. The Blues will look to take a 2-0 series advantage in that contest.