CHICAGO — Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots for his second shutout this season, backstopping the Blackhawks to a physical 4-0 victory over the Blues on Wednesday night that gave Chicago coach Joel Quenneville his 700th NHL win.
It was a costly victory for the Blackhawks, though. Leading scorer Patrick Kane left the game at 7:56 of the second period, favoring his left leg as he headed to the dressing room following a collision with Brenden Morrow.
Kane, who has 29 goals and 69 points, didn't return to the game and is expected to miss about three weeks, Quenneville said. A three-week absence would keep Kane out for most of the rest of the regular season, which ends April 13.
"Guys are going to have to step up," said Andrew Shaw, who had one of Chicago's goals. "He's a great player. You can't fill his shoes, that's for sure."
Quenneville, who also has coached the Blues and the Avalanche, became the third NHL coach to hit 700 wins, behind Al Arbour and Scotty Bowman.
Chicago ended the league-leading Blues' nine-game point streak (8-0-1) and dealt St. Louis its first regulation loss against a Central Division opponent this season.
The Blues entered 20-0-2 against division foes and hadn't lost in regulation since a 1-0 defeat at Anaheim on Feb. 28.
St. Louis goalie Ryan Miller lost in regulation for the first time since joining the Blues following a trade from the Sabres on Feb. 28. Miller is 7-1-1 with St. Louis.
St. Louis needs one win to clinch a playoff spot.
Game highlights: Blake Wheeler scored 1:42 into overtime to give the host Jets, fighting to stay in the Western Conference wild-card playoff race, a 5-4 win over the Avalanche.
Around the league: Stars forward Rich Peverley had surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than a week after he collapsed on the bench during a game. Peverley, 31, was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, a day after the surgery, general manager Jim Nill said. The condition was diagnosed during training camp; Peverley at that time chose less invasive treatment. He collapsed March 11 against the Blue Jackets. … Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, the team leader in ice team averaging nearly 24 minutes per game, is out three to five weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee. … Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson had surgery on the middle finger of his left hand and is expected to be out four to six weeks.
Firs—1, Chicago, Keith 5 (Kane, Sharp), 19:05 (pp). Penalties—Shaw, Chi (tripping), 11:39; Cole, StL (interference), 18:02.
Second2, Chicago, Shaw 18 (Leddy, Sharp), 15:35. Penalties—Cole, StL (tripping), 8:18; Oduya, Chi (interference), 19:47.
Third—3, Chicago, Kruger 7 (Regin, Hjalmarsson), 5:20. 4, Chicago, Smith 10 (Versteeg, Leddy), 7:35 (pp). Penalties—Jaskin, StL (hooking), 5:54; Handzus, Chi (cross-checking), 18:00. Shots on Goal—St. Louis 8-6-9—23. Chicago 11-11-8—30. Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 0 of 3; Chicago 2 of 3. Goalies—St. Louis, Miller 22-23-4 (27 shots-23 saves), Elliott (7:58 third, 3-3). Chicago, Crawford 27-12-10 (23-23).
First—1, Colorado, O'Reilly 26 (Duchene, McGinn), :20. 2, Winnipeg, Ladd 20 (Little, Trouba), 3:15. 3, Winnipeg, Tangradi 2 (Wheeler, Jokinen), 12:08. 4, Colorado, Landeskog 21 (Benoit, MacKinnon), 17:47. Penalties—Pardy, Wpg (delay of game), 13:49.
Second—5, Winnipeg, Kane 17 (Setoguchi, Postma), 12:02. 6, Colorado, Holden 8 (Barrie, Talbot), 19:29. Penalties—Bordeleau, Col, minor-major (interference, fighting), 3:58; Peluso, Wpg, major (fighting), 3:58.
Third—7, Winnipeg, Ladd 21 (Wheeler, Enstrom), 4:58 (pp). 8, Colorado, McLeod 3 (Talbot, Guenin), 10:23. Penalties—Benoit, Col (interference), 3:46.
Overtime—9, Winnipeg, Wheeler 24 (Postma, Enstrom), 1:42. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Colorado 12-5-8-2—27. Winnipeg 8-11-7-1—27. Power-play opportunities—Colorado 0 of 1; Winnipeg 1 of 2. Goalies—Colorado, Berra 9-17-3 (27 shots-22 saves). Winnipeg, Montoya 12-6-3 (27-23).