Blues vs Blackhawks Final: 3-2 - Recap
|Blues vs Blackhawks Final: 3-2 - Recap|
St. Louis needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Thursday in NHL action at United Center.
St. Louis was an underdog by +130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
T.J. Oshie clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 1 for the Blues. St. Louis got goals from Alexander Steen and David Backes in the victory. Backes opened the scoring at 10:14 of the first period.
Jaroslav Halak turned in a 27-save effort for the Blues.
Marian Hossa and Brandon Pirri scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Jaroslav Halak.
Corey Crawford stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, St. Louis went 1-for-3, while the Blackhawks were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 29-28.
Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Winnipeg looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Toronto.