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Highlights: Blackhawks best Blues 3-2 in overtime in Game 5

By Chris Kuc

Andrew Shaw still loves shin pads.

The forward’s equipment played a huge role in a thrilling Blackhawks overtime victory Friday night and the defending Stanley Cup champions are one victory from dispatching the Blues in their first round NHL playoff series after a heart-thumping 3-2 victory in Game 5 at the Scottrade Center.

Jonathan Toews scooped up a pass from Duncan Keith — that first deflected off Shaw’s shin pad — raced in on Blues goaltender Ryan Miller on a breakaway and tucked in a backhand shot at the 7-minute, 36 second mark of overtime to give the Hawks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series that resumes Sunday at the United Center.

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