Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals, Ryan O’Reilly and Zach Sanford each had three points, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 on Saturday night to snap a two-game skid.

Tyler Bozak converted a pass from Oskar Sundqvist for his second goal of the season to put St. Louis up 4-2.

Jake Allen stopped 16 of 19 shots before exiting with 1:01 remaining in the third period after Sanford collided with him, shoving him into his own net. Chad Johnson entered in relief and stopped all five shots he faced.

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, is congratulated by teammates Jaden Schwartz (17) and Brayden Schenn (10) after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, is congratulated by teammates Jaden Schwartz (17) and Brayden Schenn (10) after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Allen improved to 3-2-3 this season.

Corey Crawford allowed six goals on 36 shots and fell to 3-2-0.

Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals and added an assist to give him 59 points in 60 career regular-season games against St. Louis. His second goal of the game came when he took a pass from Artem Anisimov to cut the Chicago deficit to 4-3 and push himself into the NHL lead with 11 goals on the season.

St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) guards against Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov (15), of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) guards against Chicago Blackhawks’ Artem Anisimov (15), of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Tarasenko put the Blues ahead for good in the second period when he scored his third of the season with Erik Gustafsson in the penalty box to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead.

Tarasenko sealed the game when he pushed an Alex Pietrangelo rebound past Crawford for his fourth of the season. Tarasenko has three goals in his last two games after going scoreless in his previous six.

Sanford put St. Louis ahead 2-1 when he scored his third goal in just his fifth game since being recalled from the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. He added a pair of assists to give him his first career three-point game.

Chicago Blackhawks' John Hayden (40) skates by St. Louis Blues' Joel Edmundson (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
Chicago Blackhawks’ John Hayden (40) skates by St. Louis Blues’ Joel Edmundson (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

O’Reilly opened the scoring for St. Louis just 18 seconds into the game with his third goal of the season.

Kane followed with his first of the game 3:29 later to tie it 1-all.

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, and goalie Chad Johnson, right, celebrate their victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, and goalie Chad Johnson, right, celebrate their victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

NOTES: O’Reilly extended his point streak to five games (three goals, six assists). … D Jay Bouwmeester had an assist to give him 400 career points, and 100 with the Blues. … Kane also extended his point streak to five games (six goals, three assists). . Chicago lost its first Saturday game after starting the season 3-0-0.

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Blackhawks: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night

Chicago Blackhawks' Henri Jokiharju (28), of Finland, battles for the puck with St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Henri Jokiharju (28), of Finland, battles for the puck with St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Blues: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

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Source: The Associated Press

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