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Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 3:54 of a whistle-free overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Chicago on Wednesday night, handing the defending champion Blackhawks their first home loss this season.

Tarasenko, who also had an assist, beat Corey Crawford on the glove side from the slot for his seventh goal after taking a nifty behind-the-back centering pass from Alex Pietrangelo.

 width=Alexander Steen scored twice goals, and Robby Fabbri, Jay Bouwmeester and David Backes each had a goal and an assist in regulation for St. Louis, which allowed more than three goals for the first time this season.

Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Teuvo Teravainen and Andrew Shaw each had a goal and an assist and Marko Dano - recalled from the minors on Monday - got his first goal to help the Blackhawks take a 5-2 lead after one period.

>>Blues' Reaves Receives Max Fine For Jab on Kopitar

The Los Angeles Kings could be without Anze Kopitar after he took a high blow from St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves in Tuesday night's 3-0 win. For his trouble, Reaves received the maximum fine from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

The department called the play roughing, though some viewed Reaves' transgression as a butt-end to Kopitar's face.

The butt-end of his stick, however, never appears to extend past Reaves' glove, so it ends up being more like a little jab to an unsuspecting player. That has resulted in suspensions in the past, but the DPS opted for a maximum fine here instead.

Kopitar ended up leaving the game after this and did not return, with the team citing an upper-body injury as the cause for his absence.

The Kings forward's status going forward is not yet known.

>>Edmonton's Top Pick, McDavid, Breaks Clavicle

The Edmonton Oilers knew the news regarding prized rookie Connor McDavid wouldn't be good Wednesday morning after he was further evaluated. And it isn't.

While meeting with the media Wednesday morning, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that McDavid suffered a broken left clavicle that will require surgery to repair. The 18-year-old is out indefinitely, but Chiarelli said it will take "months," with emphasis on the plural, for him to recover.

McDavid was injured after crashing into the boards during Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. It seemed like a freak play where McDavid was off balance and ended up going shoulder-first into the boards with a pair of Flyers players on top of him.

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane suffered a similar injury last season. He was given a 12-week recovery timeline, but returned after seven weeks just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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