Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.

The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead 3-2.

Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which tried to rally after falling behind 3-0 early in the third period. Connor Hellebuyck finished with 33 saves.

St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester celebrates with teammates Brayden Schenn (10) and Alex Pietrangelo after defeating Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester celebrates with teammates Brayden Schenn (10) and Alex Pietrangelo after defeating Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Blues became the first home team to win in the series, and advanced to the second round for the third time in four years.

Schwartz, who had only 11 goals in the regular season, has four in the playoffs — the Blues’ last four, starting the tiebreaking tally with 15 seconds left in the 3-2 win in Game 5.

Binnington began the season as a backup for the Blues’ AHL affiliate in San Antonio. He stopped 33 successive shots after giving up two first-period goals in Game 5.

Members of the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets shake hands following Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Members of the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets shake hands following Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Schwartz tallied just 23 seconds into the contest on a pass from Brayden Schenn. It was the third-fastest playoff goal in franchise history and the quickest since Brett Hull scored in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series with Vancouver on May 11, 1995.

Schwartz pushed the lead to 2-0 with a power-play goal off a wrist shot with 7:24 left in the second period and completed the natural hat trick early in the third. It was the Blues first postseason hat trick since Vladimir Tarasenko scored three times on April 18, 2015, against Minnesota.

Byfuglien jumped on the rebound of a shot by Kevin Hayes with 7:43 left in the contest, and Little pulled Winnipeg within one with 37 seconds remaining and Hellebuyck pulled for an extra skater.

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler heads to the penalty box with just over two minutes remaining in the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler heads to the penalty box with just over two minutes remaining in the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NOTES: Winnipeg managed just one shot on goal in the second period. … The visiting team held a 12-4 scoring advantage in the third period and overtime during the series. … Winnipeg LW Nikolaj Ehlers played despite being hit in the foot by a shot from Colton Parayko late in Game 5. … The Blues had lost eight successive Game 6 contests. … St. Louis Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright and C Yadier Molina were in attendance. … The Blues recorded 20 hits in the first period, a series best.

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Blues: Will face either Nashville or Dallas in the second round.

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, and Kyle Connor (81) talk during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, and Kyle Connor (81) talk during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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A member of the St. Louis Blues ice crew picks up caps after Blues' Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A member of the St. Louis Blues ice crew picks up caps after Blues’ Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck pauses after giving up a goal to St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck pauses after giving up a goal to St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, second from left, is congratulated by teammates Vince Dunn, left, Tyler Bozak (21), Tyler Bozak and Pat Maroon (7) after scoring during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz, second from left, is congratulated by teammates Vince Dunn, left, Tyler Bozak (21), Tyler Bozak and Pat Maroon (7) after scoring during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, scores a hat trick past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) and Mark Scheifele (55) during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz, left, scores a hat trick past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) and Mark Scheifele (55) during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) leaps to avoid a shot headed for Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, right, as Blues' David Perron (57) watches during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn (10) leaps to avoid a shot headed for Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, right, as Blues’ David Perron (57) watches during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri (15)pursues during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Robby Fabbri (15)pursues during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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