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Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks Look to Even Series with St. Louis Blues

Apr 17, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane defends against a shot by St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk during the first overtime in game one during the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Steen, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Kevin Shattenkirk, NHL Players

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Blues get a save from Lapierre; Quenneville fined $25,000 by NHL

Shoved toward the net by Chicago's Brandon Saad late in the first overtime, Lapierre found himself behind Miller.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, NHL Players, Patrik Berglund, Chicago Blackhawks, Brandon Saad

The Globe and Mail

Steen nets winner in third overtime as Blues knock off Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen scores the game-winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson during the third overtime in Game 1 of the teams' first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Alexander Steen, NHL Players, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Corey Crawford

Thu Apr 17, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Corey Crawford, NHL Players, Alexander Steen

The Miami Herald

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Corey Crawford, NHL Central Division, NHL Players, Alexander Steen

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Blues need consistent play to have chance against Blackhawks

OCTOBER 17: Joanthan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues await the drop of the puck on a face-off at the United Center on October 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, NHL Players, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko, Chicago Blackhawks

Gapers Block

Blackhawks and Blues Preview: Round 1

It seems a little surreal that the NHL playoffs are set to begin, considering how quickly the Blackhawks arrived here after an even more surreal ending to last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Barret Jackman, NHL Players, Alex Pietrangelo, Chris Stewart, Patrik Berglund

Belleville News Democrat

Oshie and Berglund out, Backes and Tarasenko in for Blues in Game 1

Backes is centering a line with Alexander Steen and Steve Ott, while Tarasenko is on right wing on a line with left winger Jaden Schwartz and center Vladimir Sobotka.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund, T.J Oshie, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

BleacherReport

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: 5 Key Storylines to Follow in the Series

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to tangle with Central Division rival St. Louis in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, NHL Players, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Rozsival, Michal Handzus

PuckSage

The Matchups: Saint Louis and Chicago

This series could be described as "A Tale of Two Cities In Freefall" by someone who particularly loved Dickens.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Patrik Berglund, T.J Oshie, Kevin Shattenkirk, NHL Players

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The State

Schwartz matures into impact player for Blues

It has been slightly more than two years since Schwartz was a junior at Colorado College, competing against the likes of St. Cloud State, Western Michigan and Miami of Ohio.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Magnus Paajarvi, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Which Blues will we see Thursday night?

When fans pile into the Scottrade Center Thursday night for Game 1 of the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks quarterfinal series matchup, they are likely to see a much different team than they did in the Apr 13, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen skates with the puck as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Xavier ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alexander Steen, NHL Players, Alex Pietrangelo, Brian Elliott, Vladimir Tarasenko

Blackhhawk up

The Chicago Blackhawks New Playoff Lines

Apr 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning in overtime at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jeremy Morin, NHL Players, Ben Smith

ChicagoSports.com

Red-hot Morin likely odd man out for Hawks

Jeremy Morin certainly made a strong case for ice time in the playoffs with four goals over the Hawks' last five games.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Barret Jackman, NHL Players

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Detroit News

Western Conference playoff preview: Blackhawks draw Blues first in quest to defend Cup

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series: Story lines: Colorado could be missing C Matt Duchene , their leading scorer .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Players, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith

Chicago Sun-Times

Blackhawks vs. Blues will be speed vs. brawn

There's really no way of knowing what to expect from this first-round playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Blues.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Barret Jackman, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Andrew Shaw

The Wichita Eagle

Oshie, Morrow practice for Blues

"The cavalry's coming," said forward Brenden Morrow, who participated in an optional skate Tuesday along with top-line forward T.J. Oshie.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Patrik Berglund, T.J Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

NBC Chicago

First Round Matchups: Hitchcock vs. Quenneville

With the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues set to square off in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, Madhouse Enforcer is taking a look at some of the key matchups that will help decide the series between these Central Division rivals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Ben Smith, Brandon Saad

The St Paul Journal

Loss to Kings in last year's playoffs taught Blues valuable lessons

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Steen, Alex Pietrangelo, Ian Cole, Kevin Shattenkirk, NHL Players

The Winnipeg Free Press

NHL playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews with the puck in front of the St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo during the first period at the United Center in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Western Conference, Alex Steen

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