The Chicago Blackhawks entered their contest against the St. Louis Blues on a three-game winning streak, but the Blues stopped Chicago cold in its tracks Tuesday night. St. Louis completed a wire-to-wire victory with a 5-1 win over the 'Hawks at the Scottrade Center. The victory lifts St. Louis to 42-18-7 (91 points), while the 'Hawks fall to 36-25-7 (79 points).
Chicago's Andrew Brunette scored his 10th goal of the season off an assist from defenseman Brent Seabrook two minutes into the third period to cut St. Louis lead to 3-1, but the 'Hawks would never get closer. Andy McDonald beat Chicago goalie Ray Emery for his eighth goal of the year with five minutes remaining in the game to push the Blues' lead to 4-1. Jason Arnott would make it 5-1 when he scored his 16th goal of the season with just :15 seconds remaining.
St. Louis out-shot Chicago 31-20 on the evening.
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