Chicago 5, St. Louis 2

Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 16-8-1-2 8-2-0-2 8-6-1-0 W2
St. Louis 14-9-0-3 8-3-0-1 6-6-0-2 L2


Marian Hossa scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the return of David Perron to the St. Louis lineup with a 5-2 victory over the host Blues on Saturday night.

With the Blackhawks clinging to a one-goal lead over the surging Blues, Hossa capped his first two-goal performance of the season 1:17 into the third period with a blast from the top of the slot as Chicago enjoyed a 4-on-3 advantage.

Michael Frolik added an empty netter as the Blackhawks prevailed for the fourth time in the past five games.

Perron celebrated his return from a 97-game absence with a goal just 6:21 into the opening period. The veteran forward, who hadn't played since Nov. 4, 2010 due to a concussion, took a centering pass from Patrik Berglund before waiting out Chicago netminder Ray Emery and flicking a shot into the top of the net.

Chicago evened the score in the first minute of the second period. Patrick Kane forced a turnover and the puck made its way back to Niklas Hjalmarsson, whose blast from the point was redirected by Jonathan Toews.

After Chris Stewart put the Blues back in front at 8:10, Chicago stormed back with a pair of goals in a 2:55 span to take control. Hossa kept the puck on a shorthanded 2-on-1 break and beat St. Louis netminder Brian Elliott on the glove side, and Patrick Sharp made it 3-2 with a slap shot from the top of the circle that eluded Elliott on the short side.

It marks the first time in 12 games this season that Elliott has allowed more than two goals.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   St. Louis
Marian Hossa 2 Points David Perron 1
Marian Hossa 2 Goals David Perron 1
Patrick Kane 2 Assists Patrik Berglund 1
Marian Hossa 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Marian Hossa 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .920 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .886
Ray Emery 23 Saves Brian Elliott 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 36 5 2-3 4-4 14 32
St. Louis 25 2 0-4 1-3 12 37

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Blues have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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