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St. Louis
Blues
41-31-10
Chicago
Blackhawks
46-24-12
OT
30 SOG
35 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
STL
CHI
game recap

Blues 4, Blackhawks 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com

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Blues 4, Blackhawks 3, OT
St. Louis Blues 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3
The Blackhawks fought their way back into the game in more ways than one Friday night, but ultimately fell to St. Louis 4-3 in overtime. After surrendering three goals in the contest’s first 11 minutes, the Hawks rebounded with three goals from their third line.

“I think we dug ourselves a hole tonight,” said Jonathan Toews. “We battled back and had a chance to win. We can’t blame anybody but us for the slow start and the penalties that we took. It’s pretty simple to see what we didn’t do tonight.”

The scoring started early, as a shorthanded goal by Andy McDonald and David Perron’s first NHL tally put the Blues up 2-0 in the first six minutes of play. A Dustin Byfuglien goal cut their lead in half, but the Blues struck back and took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission.

“We got back into the game,” said head coach Joel Quenneville, “but we let it get away. We didn’t have the start we were looking for.”

Despite going into the dressing room down by two goals, the Hawks felt that the energy and momentum was on their side after four fights just before the end of the period; Brent Seabrook, Cam Barker, Byfuglien and Ben Eager were all issued major penalties for fighting.

“That showed a lot of character,” said Toews. “The guys who stepped up and dropped their gloves were a huge part of us coming back. Huge credit to those guys, but again we’ve got to play a better team game overall.”

“It’s exciting – that’s the way the game should be played,” said the Blues’ Keith Tkachuk. “That’s the old-school St. Louis-Chicago rivalry. It’s been like this for a long time; that’s how you build a rivalry.”

The Hawks managed to come all the way back on two goals by Dave Bolland; a shorthanded breakaway in the second period and another off a feed from Andrew Ladd in the third. The goals were the first two of Bolland’s season and his first since last March.

“Things were going my way most of the game,” said Bolland. “I was happy to score but it would’ve been happier to get the win.”

The loss was made even tougher by a debatable hooking penalty on Bolland one minute into the extra period, which led to McDonald’s game-winning goal. Both Bolland and Quenneville said that they were disappointed with the penalty.

“It was a tough call there at the end,” said Quenneville. “I don’t think [Bolland] did anything wrong on the play. It was just a hard play.”

“They (the officials) wanted to call it,” said Bolland, “and you can’t do anything about it.”

Even with Bolland’s penalty at the end, the Hawks’ third line had a good night as a whole, scoring all three of the home team’s goals.

“They’ve been playing well,” said Quenneville. “I think they were effective in a lot of ways. They had three goals and had a lot of good offensive zone time.”

With one more game at home before a two-week road trip, the Hawks know that they have one mission against San Jose Sunday night.

“We’ve got to let this one really sink in and get ticked off about it,” said Toews. “We have to come back and do better on Sunday.”
scoring summary
1st Period
03:49
STL
SHG - Andy McDonald (5) ASST: Lee Stempniak (7)
1 - 0 STL
06:19
STL
David Perron (2) ASST: Lee Stempniak (8), Eric Brewer (1)
2 - 0 STL
07:09
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien (2) ASST: Andrew Ladd (3), Dave Bolland (7)
2 - 1 STL
10:24
STL
Cam Paddock (1) ASST: Jay McClement (4)
3 - 1 STL
2nd Period
06:05
CHI
SHG - Dave Bolland (1) ASST: Kris Versteeg (10)
3 - 2 STL
3rd Period
02:41
CHI
Dave Bolland (2) ASST: Andrew Ladd (4)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
02:15
STL
PPG - Andy McDonald (6) ASST: Lee Stempniak (9), Brad Boyes (7)
4 - 3 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:56
STL
Steve Wagner  Slashing against  Adam Burish
07:42
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Roughing against  David Backes
10:45
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Fighting (maj) against  Jeff Woywitka
10:45
STL
Jeff Woywitka  Fighting (maj) against  Brent Seabrook
11:07
STL
David Backes  Game misconduct
11:07
STL
David Backes  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Barker
11:07
CHI
Cam Barker  Fighting (maj) against  David Backes
11:18
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Fighting (maj) against  Dustin Byfuglien
11:18
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Fighting (maj) against  Keith Tkachuk
11:18
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Cross checking against  Dustin Byfuglien
14:36
CHI
Ben Eager  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Janssen
14:36
STL
Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj) against  Ben Eager
17:31
STL
David Perron  Hooking against  Brian Campbell
2nd Period
04:26
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Interference against  Brad Boyes
09:38
STL
Jay McKee  Holding against  Colin Fraser
11:34
STL
Jeff Woywitka  Cross checking against  Cam Barker
12:28
CHI
Patrick Sharp  Tripping against  Eric Brewer
17:40
CHI
Brent Sopel  Hooking against  Lee Stempniak
3rd Period
11:44
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Interference against  Keith Tkachuk
17:14
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Hi-sticking against  Brent Seabrook
OT Period
01:07
CHI
Dave Bolland  Hooking against  Andy McDonald
goalie stats
Manny Legace
Manny Legace
5-3-0
SA: 35TOI: 61:45
Saves: 32EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .914SH: 1 - 2
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 30TOI: 62:15
Saves: 26EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .867SH: 0 - 1