DETROIT, MI - MARCH 4: Joey MacDonald #31 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save as Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks closes in on the net during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 4, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
The Blackhawks are down early in St. Louis.
The Chicago Blackhawks have played a little more like their early-season selves over the last couple of weeks -- they've won seven of 10 and three in a row -- but they still entered the night 10 points behind the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division. And so far on Tuesday night, it does not look like Chicago is going to be able to chip into that lead, as the Blues have a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.
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T.J. Oshie got the scoring started with a goal at the 5:13-mark of the period, and the Blues got on the board again at 19:22 with a power play goal by Andy McDonald. St. Louis out-shot Chicago 13-5 overall.
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