Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) and left wing Brandon Saad (20) celebrate after Kane scored the winning goal past St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller (39) during overtime in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Comeback Competed In OT Win Over St. Louis Blues

Patrick Kane capped off a 3 point night with an overtime winner as the Chicago Blackhawks got even in their series with the St. Louis Blues.

The roller coaster game saw each team get leads, with the Hawks getting the lead after a scoreless first period. Andrew Shaw got them on the board 8:40 into the second period, and Kane doubling it seven and a half minutes later.

The Blues tied it up with a pair of goals in the last 1:09 of the period.  Vladimir Tarasenko‘s power play goal got them on the board and then Maxim Lapierre with 4 seconds left in the frame made it a 20 minute game.

Tarasenko scored his second of the game on  a wrist shot with seven and a half minutes left in the game to give the Blues their first lead.  Bryan Bickell tipped in a shot from Michal Roszival to tie the game back up with just under 4 minutes to play.

Kane was the OT hero, firing a wrist shot short side on Ryan Miller with Ben Smith and Brandon Saad driving the net as decoys.

This game didn’t have the nastiness of the previous games in the series, as the teams seem to have settled into playing hockey instead of trying to kill each other.

Like 13 of the 14 games played so far in the Western Conference, the home team won again and now the series is a best of 3 and will go at least 6 games.  Game 5 in this series goes Friday night back in St. Louis.

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