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Blackhawks 5, Blues 2

Saturday, 12.03.2011 / 9:52 PM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 5, Blues 2
Chicago Blackhawks 5, St. Louis Blues 2
Three Stars of the Game
Marian Hossa
1st
G: 2Shots: 8
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:29
David Perron
2nd
David Perron
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:05
Patrick Sharp
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:13

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks' stars pushed aside the St. Louis Blues and streaking goalie Brian Elliott.

Marian Hossa scored twice, and Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews added goals in Chicago's 5-2 victory Saturday night, the Blackhawks' fourth win in five games.

"We got contributions across the board," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "We had some timely goals from the right guys. A big win for us."

Hossa scored on a power play and short-handed for his first multigoal game of the season.

Michael Frolik also scored for the Blackhawks, coming off a 5-4 shootout victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in Chicago.

"We knew we were going to have to weather the storm in the beginning," said Toews, Chicago' leader with 16 goals. "I felt we did that really well."

David Perron, returning after missing 97 games because of a concussion, and Chris Stewart scored for St. Louis. The Blues lost for the second time in two nights.

Elliott fell to 10-2 and had a six-game winning streak snapped. He hadn't allowed more than two goals in his 11 starts, had stopped 239 of his previous 249 shots and came into the game leading the NHL in goals- against average (1.31) and save percentage (.951).

Elliott said he was screened on three of the goals.

"Sometimes they hit you and stay out, sometimes they go in," Elliott said. "I don't think we played the kind of hockey that we wanted to. We just have to learn from tonight. It's not the end of the world."

Chicago goalie Ray Emery outplayed Elliott, making 23 saves. Emery improved to 4-1-1 with his third career win over St. Louis in three starts.

The Blackhawks scored three straight goals to erase a 2-1 deficit.

Sharp broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal late in the second period. He has 13 goals, including eight in the last nine games.

Hossa, who has 11 goals, tied it at 2 with the Blackhawks' fourth short-handed goal of the season.

"I was thinking pass first, but the defenseman took the pass away," Hossa said. "I had an open window to shoot at. I was getting a lot of shots tonight and it felt good."

He added a power-play goal 1:17 into the final period.

Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith had two assists each, and Frolik scored an empty-net goal.

Perron scored 6:51 into the game on his third shift. He was sidelined by concussion-like symptoms after a high hit by San Jose's Joe Thornton on Nov. 4, 2010.

"It's a good feeling to score a goal anytime in the NHL," Perron said. "And much more so when you miss that amount of time."

St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock was impressed with Perron.

"He's really going to help us out," Hitchcock said. "About four more just like him and we'll be fine."

Perron took 25 shifts and played 19:05.

St. Louis fell to 8-2-3 under Hitchcock.

NOTES: The game was the second of six meetings between the teams this season. ... St. Louis has at least one point in 11 of its last 13 games. ... The Blues beat Chicago 3-0 on Nov. 8 in Hitchcock's first game in St. Louis. The Blues have 19 of a possible 26 points under Hitchcock. ... Chicago improved to 8-6-1 on the road.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:21
STL
David Perron (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrik Berglund (5), Roman Polak (6)
1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
00:51
CHI
Jonathan Toews (15) Deflected shot - ASST: Niklas Hjalmarsson (3), Patrick Kane (20)
1 - 1 Tie
08:10
STL
Chris Stewart (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Vladimir Sobotka (8)
2 - 1 STL
12:11
CHI
SHG - Marian Hossa (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Duncan Keith (15)
2 - 2 Tie
15:06
CHI
PPG - Patrick Sharp (13) Slapshot - ASST: Duncan Keith (16), Jonathan Toews (14)
3 - 2 CHI
3rd Period
01:17
CHI
PPG - Marian Hossa (11) Slapshot - ASST: Patrick Sharp (13), Patrick Kane (21)
4 - 2 CHI
18:48
CHI
EN - Michael Frolik (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Dave Bolland (4)
5 - 2 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
14:35
STL
Roman Polak  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
14:35
CHI
Daniel Carcillo  Roughing against  Roman Polak
2nd Period
10:32
CHI
Jonathan Toews  Slashing against  David Perron
14:25
STL
Patrik Berglund  Interference against  Marian Hossa
16:31
CHI
Daniel Carcillo  Roughing against  David Backes
16:31
CHI
Daniel Carcillo  Roughing against  David Backes
16:31
STL
David Backes  Roughing against  Jonathan Toews
19:53
CHI
Dave Bolland  Roughing against  David Backes
19:53
STL
David Backes  Roughing against  Dave Bolland
19:58
STL
T.J. Oshie  Slashing against  Sean O'Donnell
3rd Period
10:23
CHI
Duncan Keith  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:10
STL
Chris Stewart  Hooking against  Nick Leddy
15:29
CHI
Dave Bolland  Hi-sticking against  Ian Cole
goalie stats
Ray Emery
SA: 25TOI: 59:37
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
10-2-0
SA: 35TOI: 59:26
Saves: 31EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .886SH: 0 - 1