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Blackhawks Get Big Two Points, Beat Blues in OT

Rookie Kane gets the winner after Chicago ties it with seconds left
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 8:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chicago rebounded from a late goal by the Blues' Keith Tkachuk, tying the game on a goal by James Wisniewski with 55 seconds left and winning it on rookie Patrick Kane's tally in overtime, stealing a 4-3 win from St. Louis, reports AP. The important win brought the Blackhawks within four points of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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The pace was furious late, as the two teams combined for four goals in the final 10:50 of regulation. In addition to netting his 18th goal, Kane tied Chicago's rookie record for assists (47), held by his coach, Denis Savard. The loss ended a brutal nine-game road trip for the Blues, who finished 1-7-1 and completely faded from contention in the process. (Read more NHL stories.)

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