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ST. LOUIS -- Even with leading scorer Alexander Steen watching from the press box, the St. Louis Blues had plenty of offence. Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in regulation to tie it and defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal in the fifth round of a shootout in a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. "We sure do miss some great and important players, but we still have to get points, win games," said Berglund, who beat rookie goalie Antti Raanta on a power play with 2:34 to go. "Obviously, a good start for that is to come back against this team and in this building." Shattenkirk had an assist for his 27th point and scored his second game-deciding shootout goal against the Blackhawks. Last season, he scored in the seventh round of a 4-3 victory on April 4 in Chicago. "They have a little more faith in me," Shattenkirk joked. "Its nice when you get out there and you have a chance to win it for your team." Patrick Kane had a goal and assist in the Blackhawks second three-goal first period in two nights and extended his point streak to 14 games. Kane added another assist on Brent Seabrooks goal in the third period that made it 5-3 -- Chicagos third two-goal lead. "They couldnt handle us in their zone, and we couldnt handle them in our zone," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "So it just goes back and forth. I was happiest that we stayed with it." The Blues are 3-0 against the Blackhawks, who lead the NHL with 60 points. Two wins were by shootout and all three were decided by a goal. St. Louis faced deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 5-3 without Steen, who was placed on the injured list on Saturday because of a concussion. Steen, who is second in the NHL with 24 goals, is out indefinitely. "The crowd was into it, great intensity," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "Good for the sport. Tough for us." Brian Elliott finished strong in the Blues net after Jaroslav Halak was pulled following a rough first period. "We were discouraged and so I just felt like we needed to do something to kick us into a different gear," Hitchcock said. "Sometimes those things work and sometimes they dont." Kane has eight goals and 17 assists during his point streak. Patrick Sharp scored his 22nd goal in the first period and has six goals in three games. T.J. Oshie and Tarasenko also scored in the shootout for St. Louis. Jonathan Toews and Sharp scored for Chicago, which failed on chances by Marian Hossa and Kane to end it. Kane, who shot wide, is 0-for-9 in the shootout. "We knew they werent going to quit," Kane said. "Of course its frustrating. We got a point, so I guess thats one positive you can take from it." The Blackhawks faded one night after they beat Colorado 7-2 at home, and fell to 7-0-3 on the second day of back-to-back games. Berglunds tying goal came with Niklas Hjalmarsson off for holding. Kane, Toews and Duncan Keith had two points apiece in the first period for Chicago. Seabrooks floating shot from near the blue line 1:06 into the third gave the Blackhawks a 5-3 lead. Elliott replaced Halak, who stopped only 10 of 13 shots in the first period. The Blues tied it at 3 on rookie Dmitrij Jaskins first NHL goal in the second period. "It was a lucky shot," Jaskin said. "I was just excited, really excited." NOTES: The Blues had their first home sellout of the season with a standing-room crowd of 20,082. Attendance was fortified by several hundred fans wearing Blackhawks red. ... St. Louis is 11-0-1 against the Central Division. ... Blues F Vladimir Sobotka aggravated an upper-body injury at the end of the morning skate and wasnt activated from the injured list, as had been anticipated. Derek Roy was scratched due to flu-like symptoms. ... Before Saturday, Raanta had allowed two or fewer goals in 12 of his 13 games. Marvin Harrison Jersey . 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Tyrell appeared in seven games with the Lightning this year, he had no points in those appearances. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 17 assists in 132 career NHL games, all coming with the Lightning. He was selected in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2007 draft.ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has another game left on his nine-game suspension for violations of the NFLs substance abuse and personal conduct policies, and Von Miller wait to see his buddy back on the football field.Miller knows exactly what Smith is going through.Denvers pass-rushing linebacker missed the first six games last year while serving a drug suspension and then collected just five sacks in nine games before blowing out his right knee last December and missing the Super Bowl.Miller is back this year and hit the halfway point with nine sacks, on pace to challenge his club record of 18 1-2 he set in 2012. He was named the AFCs Defensive Player of the Month in October.Miller and Smith became friends in 2011 as part of the draft class that came into the league as the NFL and players were hashing out a new labour deal. He said Smith helped him through his suspension last year, so hes returned the favour, texting, calling and encouraging his friend over the last two months.Yeah, he helped me through mine. And we were going through stuff at the same time, too. So, we were talking together about what I was going through, what he was going through: Were going to get through this. We were there for each other, Miller said. It was like I know how it is when you get suspended, it just feels like nobody (has your back). So, I just wanted to be the guy that would just keep reaching out to him, like, I havent forgotten about you. And Im not even on your team.Its bigger than that. Hes my friend. I care about him. Im happy that hes doing a

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