Blackhawks vs. Blues final score: Artemi Panarin’s Gordie Howe Hat Trick lifts Chicago to 2-1 OT win

Panarin scores the game-winner 25 seconds into overtime for the Blackhawks’ seventh straight win.

Artemi Panarin scored 25 seconds into overtime to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Panarin recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a goal, assist and his first career NHL fight in Chicago’s seventh consecutive win. The Hawks have now recorded at least a point in seven of its last nine.

Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal of the season and Corey Crawford stopped 27 of 28 shots in the victory. He has allowed just four goals in his last five games.

Alex Pietrangelo’s long shot bounced past Crawford to tie the game at 1-1 with 2 minutes, 11 seconds remaining in regulation. Coach Joel Quenneville challenged for goaltender interference, but it was ruled that Crawford made contact first with Jori Lehtera and the goal counted.

The Hawks carried 24 seconds of a power play into overtime. And just after it expired, Panarin snipped home the game-winner.

Andrew Desjardins made his season debut, but Chicago may have lost another forward. Artem Anisimov was injured late in the second period and did not return. His last shift was with 5:30 left in the second frame. The Russian forward’s injury status is not known, and his career-high point streak ended at 11 games.

The Hawks drew a 5-on-3 power play for 1:36 in the first period. But they came up empty after managing only four shots on both penalties.

Hossa struck first 1:22 into the second period. Gustav Forsling blasted a shot to the net and Hossa knocked in the rebound to put Chicago up 1-0.

Crawford continued his spectacular play fending off multiple chances by the Blues for Chicago to hold a 1-0 advantage going into the third. He made a shoulder save on Dmitrij Jaskin’s wrister after he slipped past Forsling early in the middle stanza, then made a sequence of big stops to start the third. The Blues power play blitzed Crawford midway through the third, highlighted by one-timer from Vladimir Tarasenko, who had a wide-open net but was stopped by Crawford with a cross-crease skate save.

Chicago returns home Friday to play the Washington Capitals.