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Blackhawks Vs. Blues Preview: Red-Hot St. Louis Squad Makes A Visit To Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks (37-25-8, 82 pts) host the St. Louis Blues (45-18-7, 97 pts) on Tuesday night.

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The St. Louis Blues have won five straight games and nine of their last 10 overall, the most impressive aspect of their season that they currently lead the NHL in total points with 97. Much of that record is we play 29-4-4 mark at home, but the truth is that Blues are just playing great hockey right now. As for the Chicago Blackhawks, they are hanging in there as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and are 5-4-1 in their last ten contests.

Jonathan Toews is officially listed as "unlikely" to play on Tuesday in the injury report, but Stan Bowman told reporters on Monday that he didn't think Toews would play. The star center has already missed 10 games with a concussion. That puts pressure on other players to match David Backes and T.J. Oshie, the two leading scorers on the Blues.

Game date/time: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

Location: United Center, Chicago, IL

TV: CSN-Chicago

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Blackhawks, be sure to visit Second City Hockey. For more Blues hockey news and information, check out St. Louis Game Time.