Hossa scores twice in 3rd, Blackhawks down Blues

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Marian Hossa scored two goals in the third period to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday at Scottrade Center.

Hossa broke a tie game on a power play with 8:41 remaining and added an empty- netter with 13.5 seconds left.

Marcus Kruger and Bryan Bickell had the other goals for the Blackhawks, who have won two straight following back-to-back shutout losses.

Corey Crawford made 25 saves, including a critical stop on Alexander Steen's bid from the slot with 2:37 remaining in the game.

Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes scored second-period goals for St. Louis, which was coming off Friday's 7-1 loss at Columbus that ended its impressive 12-0-1 stretch.

Brian Elliott allowed three goals on 27 shots.

Brad Richards drew a hooking penalty on Jay Bouwmeester midway through the third. On the go-ahead goal, Brandon Saad carried the puck into the St. Louis zone before dishing to Hossa for a one-timer from the slot.

"I thought we played real well in the third," said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. "First and third were good, second was a little shaky."

Kruger opened the scoring at 4:38 of the first period. A giveaway by Carl Gunnarsson in the Chicago zone triggered a 2-on-1 rush for the Blackhawks. Kruger collected a pass from Daniel Carcillo and beat Elliott on the blocker side with a wrister from the high slot.

Tarasenko tied it for St. Louis at 6:52 of the second. He had a breakaway and made a skilled move, beating Crawford on the backhand. He was turned away by Crawford in the opening minute of the second on a 2-on-1. A bad line change on a turnover by Saad led to the chance.

The Blackhawks went up 2-1 with 8:35 remaining in the second on a goal by Bickell. Elliott gave up a long rebound, and the puck sat in the slot before Bickell fired it home.

Backes buried a rebound for the tying goal with 7:07 left in the second.

"I really thought after the second period, based on the way we played in the second, that we had a real push going, but we didn't sustain much in the third period," said Blues coach Ken Hitchcock.

Game Notes

The Blues had their home point streak snapped at nine games (8-0-1) ... Chicago concluded a string of seven consecutive road games with a 4-3-0 record ... Carcillo picked up his 100th NHL point with an assist on Kruger's goal.