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Blackhawks have been singing the St. Louis blues so far this season
ST. LOUIS — Scottrade Center has been something of a house of horrors for the Blackhawks this season. It’s cruel enough that they’ve lost all four games they’ve played in this building. But the manner in which they’ve lost those games has been excruciating — late third-period goals dooming them all four times.
“We’ve had some trouble down there this year,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “But we’ve been knocking on the door and it’s only a matter of time here. I think we’re feeling confidence.”
Here’s a look back at the Hawks’ St. Louis blues.
OCT. 9, 2013
Blues 3, Hawks 2
With overtime seemingly inevitable, an ill-advised Brent Seabrook pinch in the final minute allowed Alex Steen to break a 2-2 tie with 21.1 seconds left.
“Brutal loss,” Joel Quenneville said after the game. We’ve got to get that game to overtime. I don’t know what we were thinking about. … We’ll take one [point] and then maybe two. Getting none is unacceptable.”
Blues 6, Hawks 5 (shootout)
The Hawks were cruising with a 5-3 lead late in the third period, when Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored just 77 seconds apart in the final four minutes. St. Louis went on to win in a shootout. Including a win at the United Center, the Blues had taken six points in three games against the Hawks at this point.
“Right now it seems like they have our number this year,” Patrick Kane said. “It’s something we’ll try to get back at them the next time we play.”
APRIL 17 (Game 1)
Blues 4, Hawks 3 (3OT)
Jaden Schwartz scored with 1:45 left in the third period to tie the playoff opener, and Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime to win it. Schwartz’s goal was the first of five goals given up by the Hawks in the final two minutes of a period through the first four games.
“Maybe a little bit yeah, for sure,” Kane said when asked if the Hawks sat back on the lead too much. “Especially the last 5-10 minutes. … Definitely would have been nice to get another one to give us a little bit of insurance.”
APRIL 19, Game 2
Blues 4, Hawks 3 (OT)
Tarasenko scored the equalizer with just 6.4 seconds left on the clock — on a power play thanks to Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes, and with Ryan Miller pulled for an extra attacker. Barret Jackman scored the game-winner 5:50 into the first overtime to give the Blues a 2-0 series lead before the series shifted to Chicago.
“It’s frustrating right now,” Keith said. “We had the game. It’s two games now where we just need to find a way. It’s not there.”