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      The Blues beat the Blackhawks in a shootout

      T.J. Oshie scored the lone goal in the shootout, Jaroslav Halak stopped all three Chicago shooters in the extra session and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night.



      David Backes scored a power-play goal for St. Louis, while Alexander Steen was credited with an even-strength score in regulation in the Blues' first road game.



      Chicago's Marian Hossa scored on a breakaway and set up Brandon Pirri's first NHL goal in regulation.

      All but one of the Blackhawks' (4-1-2) first seven games have been decided by one goal.



      The Blues (5-1-0) started the season with five straight home games, and won the first four before losing 6-2 to San Jose on Tuesday.



      Chicago's Corey Crawford made 26 saves and Halak had 27.

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