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Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

  • St. Louis Blues center Jaden Schwartz, right, reacts after scoring to pull the Blues into a tie with the Chicago Blackhawks during the closing minutes of the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey opening-round playoff series, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. At left is teammate Alexander Steen. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

    St. Louis Blues center Jaden Schwartz, right, reacts after scoring to pull the Blues into a tie with the Chicago Blackhawks during the closing minutes of the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey opening-round playoff series, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. At left is teammate Alexander Steen. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller, left, and teammate David Backes prepare fore Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller, left, and teammate David Backes prepare fore Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, celebrates after scoring past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and Marian Hossa (81), of Slovakia, during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, celebrates after scoring past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and Marian Hossa (81), of Slovakia, during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history.

Ryan Miller blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 late in the first period.

Both teams face a short turnaround with Game 2 Saturday afternoon.