Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues Preview & Game Thread

  

St. Louis Blues (38-28-5) @ Chicago Blackhawks (30-34-8)

6:30PM Central
RADIO: WGN 720

PROJECTED GOALIES:

Chicago:
Anton Forsberg (9-15-3, 3.04 GAA, .905 Save%)

St. Louis:
Jake Allen (22-21-2, 2.77 GAA, .906 Save%)

PROJECTED LINES/PAIRINGS:

Chicago:
Saad-Toews-Kane
Highmore-Schmaltz-Hinostroza
Jurco-Anisimov-DeBrincat
Sharp-Kampf-Hayden

Keith-Rutta
Gustafsson-Seabrook
Oesterle-Murphy

St. Louis:
Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko
Berglund-Brodziak-Steen
Jaskin-Sobotka-Thompson
Soshnikov-Barbashev-Thorburn

Gunnarsson-Pietrangelo
Dunn-Parayko
Edmundson-Bortuzzo

STATISTICAL COMPARISONS:

Power Play:
Chicago 15.6% (T-28th)
St. Louis 15.2% (30th)

Penalty Kill:
Chicago 80.7% (14th)
St. Louis 80.9% (13th)

Corsi FOR % (5-on-5):
Chicago 52.79% (4th)
St. Louis 51.31% (10th)

Faceoffs:
Chicago 49.7% (18th)
St. Louis 50.2% (14th)

SUMMARY:

Only 10 games left of this miserable season, as the Blackhawks head back to the United Center after a 5-3 loss in Buffalo yesterday afternoon. The Hawks are 3-6 this month, and are showing clear signs that they are as ready for this season to be over as their fans.

However, their opponent tonight, the St. Louis Blues, are still fighting to stay in the playoff picture. Coming off an overtime win against the Rangers, the Blues are three points out of the final wild card spot, with one game in hand.

As disinterested as the Hawks have seemed the last few weeks, I hope to see a team rejuvenated by the long-time rivalry against the Blues, and I know every Blackhawks fan out there is rooting for the Hawks to spoil the Blues playoff hopes.

Plus, we all know what Spring hockey between the Blues and Blackhawks has meant over the years (Brent Seabrook hit on David Backes, St. Patrick’s Day Massacre, etc.)

We’ll recap tonight or tomorrow AM. Join the conversation below!

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