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Keith returns, sparks Game 2 victory for Blackhawks


Duncan Keith beat the second period buzzer, Andrew Shaw stuffed home a rebound on a power play with 4:19 remaining, minutes after the Chicago Blackhawks won a coach's challenge to negate a goal, and the defending Stanley Cup champions pulled even with the St. Louis Blues in their first-round series with a 3-2 victory Friday night.

Keith returned to the Blackhawks lineup after serving a league-mandated six-game suspension for a match penalty and game misconduct against Minnesota. 

Corey Crawford had a strong game in net and Duncan Keith also scored for Chicago in his first game back from a six-game suspension for a dangerous high stick to Minnesota's Charlie Coyle. Keith assisted on rookie Artemi Panarin's clinching empty-net goal with 1:34 to go, and Patrick Kane also had two assists.

The series shifts to Chicago with Game 3 on Sunday.

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