NHL ROUNDUP: Blues top Kings in OT
Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime, less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double-minor high sticking when he cut Dustin Penner.
Steen also scored on a power play in the first period for the Blues.
Blackhawks 2, Wild 1, OT: Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season. Marian Hossa also scored, and the Blackhawks took the early lead in this first-round series.
Ducks 3, Red Wings 1: Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period and Jonas Hiller made 21 saves. Nick Bonino also scored a power-play goal, and Francois Beauchemin added an empty-netter for the second-seeded Ducks.