Hurricanes left winger Jordan Martinook said

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ST. LOUIS (AP) Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks did their part to spoil the St. Louis’ playoff chances.The star defenseman scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left and the Blackhawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday night.Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist Youth Derek Stepan Jersey , Andreas Martinsen and Blake Hillman also scored, and Jean-Francois Berube made 30 saves. The Blackhawks beat the Blues for the first time in three meetings this season.”We’re trying to win the game,” Keith said. ”At the end of the day, it’s a bigger game for them but I thought we did a good job of matching their intensity and for us it’s fun to play in a game like that. … There was something on the line so it was a little easier to get the fire going little bit.”Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each had a goal and an assist for the Blues. They have lost four straight to fall a point behind idle Colorado for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.Robert Bortuzzo also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen made 22 saves in his 14th straight start.”We played terrible in the third from myself out,” Allen said. ”It’s unacceptable especially at home against a team that really has nothing to play for except beat us.”Hillman scored a short-handed goal, his first in the NHL, midway through the second to cut the Blues’ lead to 3-2. He is the fifth Blackhawk to score their first career goal this season.”It’s probably the hardest one-timer I’ve ever taken in my life,” said Hillman, who was playing in his second NHL game. ”I closed my eyes and it went through a couple of bodies and luckily Allen didn’t see it.”DeBrincat tied it at 3 at 8:30 of the third with an unassisted goal, before Keith found the net for the first time in 22 games.”It’s been awhile since he scored obviously, but we did some good things as the game progressed and drew the penalty and got a break,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.Bortuzzo opened the scoring at 4:16 of the first period with his fourth goal of the season.Martinsen tied it for Chicago at 8:57 with his first goal of the season, firing a wrist shot that trickled between Allen’s legs after the Blues failed to clear the puck twice.Schenn regained the lead for the Blues just 47 seconds into the second period, putting home a rebound from Vince Dunn’s shot from the high slot. Schenn’s 27th goal is a career high.Tarasenko made it 3-1 at 5:44 of the second. St. Louis took advantage of a Chicago defensive line change and Schenn sprung Tarasenko for a breakaway.FANCY STICK WORKJust 52 seconds into the game, Jaden Schwartz had a wrap-around attempt into a wide-open net, but Keith got his stick on the goal line to block the puck until Berube could get his glove down. The play was reviewed and it was determined that the puck did not cross the line.”I just tried to do what I could there to get everything I could, all the pressure on my stick Womens Jason Demers Jersey , because I knew he had some momentum coming around there and was trying to wrap it around, the lane wasn’t there,” Keith said. ”A little luck too in that regard, but Berube ended up getting over there and taking the pressure off.”NOTES: Blues D Alex Pietrangelo played in his 615th career game, one shy of Bob Plager for second-most by a defenseman in franchise history. … The Blackhawks will honor Hall of Famer Stan Mikita before Friday night’s home game against the Blues. Mikita’s grandsons will take the ice on his behalf during the national anthem and highlights of Mikita’s career will be played. … Blues prospect G Ville Husso (San Antonio) was named to the 2017-2018 AHL All-Rookie team. … Blackhawks prospect D Adam Clendening was selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week after scoring two goals and five assists for the week ending April 2.UP NEXTThe teams will meet again Friday night in Chicago. RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a monumental offensive performance.The Vancouver Canucks last dealt with multiple defensive malfunctions.Now the teams meet Tuesday night at PNC Arena.Article continues below ...It’s less than a week into the season so it’s too soon to identify trends, but the Hurricanes generally like their direction.“It’s fun to watch them grow,” first-year Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said of a team dotted with newcomers.The Hurricanes (2-0-1) have five points through three games, a mark achieved only once before in franchise history and the first time since the relocation to North Carolina more than 20 years ago.Granted, they were exposed in Sunday’s game at times, but the 8-5 victory against the New York Rangers was rewarding.“We’ve definitely given up some quality opportunities,” Brind’Amour said. “I keep reminding myself that we have a young group and they’re going to make mistakes. … Obviously, it easier when we do score (like that).”Perhaps worn out by all the scoring, the Hurricanes didn’t practice Monday.Yet defense will be part of the emphasis in the Vancouver game.“Play better defensively and hopefully keep scoring lots of goals and we’ll be fine,” Hurricanes left winger Jordan Martinook said. “In this league, wins matter.”The Canucks (1-1-0) are concerned about defense under second-year coach Travis Green.Vancouver was on the wrong end of a high-scoring game in Saturday’s 7-4 loss at Calgary, which has been the opponent for both its games so far.“We have to player better defense — be more strict,” Canucks center Elias Pettersson said. “Everyone is good out there. You have to play your best.”Addressing some of the details will be important for Vancouver Luke Schenn Jersey Kids , which gave up 35 and 37 shots in the first two games, respectively.“We’ve got some pretty skilled players on our team,” said Canucks center Brandon Sutter, a former Carolina player. “We have to keep getting better. We have a young team. We can be better.”The Hurricanes have found the first-week magic and aim to keep it rolling.“You start playing with that confidence,” said Martinook, who has two goals and an assist. “It’s crazy how confidence can help you out and I’m going to try to ride it.”Hurricanes right winger Andrei Svechnikov, an 18-year-old, became the first NHL player born in the 2000s to score a goal in Sunday’s victory.“That’s my dream to score my first goal in the NHL — and my dream came true,” Svechnikov said. “… I feel every game better.”The Hurricanes didn’t announce a goalie Monday for the matchup with Vancouver. Petr Mrazek is 2-0-0 all-time against the Canucks, but he allowed five goals in Sunday’s game.The Carolina defense will have to track Pettersson, a 19-year-old who has three goals and two assists already.“Of course, I’m happy with that,” he said.Since 1990-91, Pettersson is the seventh rookie in the NHL to register five points across his first two games. Until last week, no Canucks player had goals in each of his first two career games since Rick Lanz in the 1980-81 season.

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Boy, has he been good. Making the saves that he’s supposed
We’re going to be able to do that with what we have.

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