NHL

Blues rally for 3-2 win over Blackhawks in Game 3

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott makes a save during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott makes a save during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, left, celebrates with goalie Corey Crawford after scoring his goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, left, celebrates with goalie Corey Crawford after scoring his goal during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Jaden Schwartz scored at 13:32 of the third period with Patrick Kane in the penalty box for high-sticking, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Patrik Berglund also scored in the third as St. Louis rallied for the win after a difficult 3-2 loss in Game 2 that included two key coach's challenges that went against the Blues. Brian Elliott made 44 saves, keeping St. Louis in the game during Chicago's strong second period.

Kane, the NHL's leading scorer this season and one of the favorites for league MVP, got four minutes for a high stick on defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, and St. Louis made the most of the chance to go in front.

Vladimir Tarasenko passed down low to David Backes, who sent it right to Schwartz in the slot. He beat Crawford low on the glove side for his third career playoff goal and a 3-2 lead with 6:38 left.