Steen lifts Blues by Blackhawks in 3OT

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ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to end the marathon. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock greeted reporters for the postgame news conference with a hearty "Good morning."

Duke freshman F Parker entering draft

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. (MORE)

'Melo plans to opt out, wants to return

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win.

It will be up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both. (MORE)

Rangers score 3 in 3rd to top Flyers 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.

Some efforts don't directly show up on the score sheet. (MORE)

Missouri's Haith likely heading to Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.

A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he traveled to the school on Thursday afternoon to discuss a possible deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized. (MORE)

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