The Chicago Blackhawks took their second straight loss on home ice at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, 5–2, on Wednesday night at the United Center. The Blues won their fourth straight game, while the Hawks dropped to 6–7–3 on the season.
- The Blues took a 1–0 lead in the first period when Calle Rosen’s shot, that appeared well wide, banked in off Chicago defenseman, Alec Regula.
- The Blues extended their lead early in the second frame, as Jordan Kyrou remained patient in front of a crowded goal and threaded a low shot past the out-of-position Arvid Soderblom. Andreas Athanasiou cut the lead to 2–1 on a nifty move on a breakaway. Minutes later on a Chicago power play, Ryan O’Reilly intercepted a careless pass attempt from Patrick Kane and put away a shorthanded tally, capitalizing on his own rebound. On the same power play, Athanasiou got his second goal of the night, ripping a wrist shot past much-maligned Blues netminder Jordan Binnington. The barrage of goals continued, when Tyler Pitlick re-established the two-goal lead for St. Louis, banging home a one-timer to make it 4–2.
- Ivan Barbashev scored an unassisted marker off a dismal effort by Caleb Jones to put the game out of reach at 5–2.
The Blackhawks look to regroup on Saturday night on the road against the red-hot Boston Bruins. Puck drop is at 6 p.m. CST on NBSCH and NHL Network.