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Blackhawks vs. Blues preseason recap: Chicago loses 5-2

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Former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer sparks St. Louis' four unanswered goals.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Brouwer scored a power play goal in the first period to propel the Blues' four-goal comeback in a 5-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday at the Scottrade Center.

Kevin Shattenkirk added another goal on the man advantage before the end of the first, and Jori Lehtera and Kyle Brodziak added short-handed scores in each of the next two frames.

Lehtera had a goal and an assist in his preseason debut after having right ankle surgery Aug. 4.Dennis Rasmussen and Brandon Mashinter scored first-period goals for Chicago (3-2).

Dmitrij Jaskin opened the scoring when he beat Viktor Svedberg to a lose puck off a faceoff outside of the offensive zone, and sent a wrister pass Scott Darling at 3:20 in the first. Rasmussen evened the scoring 14 seconds later with a tap in off his own rebound. Mashinter gave the Hawks a lead off a feed from Viktor Tikonov behind the net at 4:55 in the first.

Chicago was without their top scorers as Bryan Bickell was the top returning scorer on the ice.

The Hawks went 0-for-7 on the power plays and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill. Darling played the entire game, stopping 19 shots. Jake Allen made 20 saves for the Blues, who close their preseason 4-2.

Chicago plays their final preseason game at home against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.