The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Chicago Blackhawks

Blues' Schwartz notches hat trick against Hawks

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, is slow to get up as St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, is congratulated by teammate Sammy Blais after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, is slow to get up as St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, is congratulated by teammate Sammy Blais after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS – Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Blackhawks, 5-2, on Wednesday night.

Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues' first seven games. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season.

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, Kyle Brodziak scored, and Jake Allen made 22 saves. The Blues snapped a two-game losing streak

Duncan Keith and Ryan Hartman had late goals for the Hawks, and Corey Crawford made 28 saves.

Schwartz opened the scoring at 4:46 of the first period, tucking in a backhander off Tarasenko's feed.

Schwartz left the game eight minutes later after going awkwardly head-first into the boards after getting tangled with Richard Panik on a partial short-handed break.

Schwartz returned in the second period, and gave the Blues a 2-0 lead at 5:59. Allen's outlet pass off the boards created a two-on-one with Schwartz and Sammy Blais. It was Allen's fourth career assist.

Tarasenko made it 3-0 two minutes later, scoring his fifth of the season by stripping Artem Anisimov in front of the Chicago net.

St. Louis outshot the Hawks, 26-8, in the first two periods, including 17-4 in the second. The four shots in each of the first two periods were a season low for the Hawks in a period.

Brodziak scored at 7:01 of the third. It was the first time this season the Blues' third or fourth line scored.

After Keith and Hartman scored for the Hawks, Schwartz completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal.

NOTES: Blackhawks television analyst Eddie Olczyk, who is battling colon cancer, received a standing ovation from the crowd of 18,752 after being recognized late in the first period. Olczyk was back in the booth for the first time since his diagnosis in August. ... Blues F Alexander Steen (broken left hand) was activated from injured reserve and made his season debut. To make room, the Blues waived F Wade Megan. ... Blues F Paul Stastny is one point shy of 600 for his career. ... Blackhawks C Nick Schmaltz (upper body) returned after missing four games.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: Host Edmonton on Thursday night.

Blues: Travel to Colorado on Thursday night.

___

For more NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NHLhockey

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.