Blues beat Blackhawks again for the ninth time in their last ten matchups

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Calle Rosen scored unaided and Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the struggling Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night.

Rosen’s second-half goal resulted in a 1-1 draw and gave St. Louis victories in both games against Chicago this season. The Blues won 5-2 in Chicago on November 16.

Josh Leivo and Brendon Saad also scored for St. Louis. Patrick Kane scored for Chicago.

St. Louis is 9-0-2 in their last 11 games against the Blackhawks, the longest points streak against Chicago in franchise history. St. Louis outscored the Blackhawks 38-18. The Blues have also won against Chicago five times in a row.

The Blackhawks have won just two games since last meeting the Blues in November. Chicago is 1-10-0 in its last 11 games and 2-17-1 in its last 20.

Binnington improved to 6-0-1 in seven games against Chicago.

Rosen scored the only goal in the second period. A miss by Chicago’s Boris Katchouk went straight to Rosen, who was at the head of the slot. Rosen shot past goaltender Alex Stalock, who finished with 26 saves, with a shot to take a 2-1 lead at 8:40. Rosen has points in three straight games.

Each team scored a goal in the first period.

The Blues went 1-0 up when Leivo hit a tap-in high at 3:12. A power play goal by Chicago’s Kane at 9:13 tied it 1-1. Kane grabbed a wrist shot from the left circle that sailed through traffic. Kane has 68 points (27 goals, 41 assists) in 71 games against St. Louis.

Binnington had a big save on a Taylor Raddysh breakaway, with seconds edging into the period to hold the score.

Saad’s empty net goal fell at 19:49.


LW Pavel Buchnevich played in his 100th game with the Blues. … The Blues have recalled D. Tyler Tucker from the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds. … Blues prospect Jimmy Snuggerud, the 2022 first-round draft pick, scored twice for Team USA in a 5-1 win over Switzerland at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships on Thursday. He has three goals in three games. Team USA plays Finland on New Year’s Eve.


Blues: RW Vladimir Tarasenko (ill) is everyday. … D Torey Krug (lower body injury) out for at least six weeks.


Blackhawks in Columbus on Saturday.

Blues: host Minnesota on Saturday. Blues beat Blackhawks again for the ninth time in their last ten matchups

Sarah Y. Kim

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