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Goalie Jaxson Stauber wins his NHL debut, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3

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ST. LOUIS — Rookie Jaxson Stauber recorded 28 saves in his NHL debut, and Jason Dickinson scored a goal and had two assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-3 victory Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Stauber, 23, joined the Hawks on an emergency recall Thursday. He signed last year after a standout career at Providence College. He has played in 12 games this season with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, going 6-4 with a 3.06 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. He is the son of former NHL goaltender Robb Stauber, who played five seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres.


The Blackhawks have won six of seven games. The loss snapped the Blues’ four-game winning streak in the series. The Blues had beaten the Hawks six straight times at home dating to Nov. 14, 2018.

Sam Lafferty, Reese Johnson, Andreas Athanasiou and Max Domi also scored for the Hawks, who had just 18 shots on goal. Jordan Kyrou, Ivan Barbashev and Nick Leddy scored for the Blues.


The Hawks scored on their first two shots on goal. Dickinson scored at 10:27 of the first period on a quick-developing 2-on-1 for a 1-0 lead. They made it 2-0 at 13:20 with a short-handed goal by Lafferty after being fed by Dickinson for a breakaway, beating Jordan Binnington through the five-hole. Lafferty used his speed to assist on Dickinson’s goal.

Each team scored twice in the second period. The Hawks went up 3-0 at two minutes in the second period when Johnson got behind Calle Rosen and tapped in the puck after getting a pass from Colin Blackwell. The Blues came back less than a minute later with a power-play goal when Kyrou scored on a wrist shot at 2:54. Athanasiou scored at 3:59 for a 4-1 Hawks lead.

That was it for Binnington, who allowed four goals on seven shots. Backup Thomas Greiss came in to play.

The Blues cut the lead to 4-2 when Barbashev scored on a backhander at 13:12.

Each team scored a goal in the final period. Leddy’s first goal of the season came at 9:15 and pulled the Blues within one at 4-3. Domi got the goal back at 16:01.

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