Blues Top Blackhawks, Snap Skid At 2 Games – Washington Times

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We hit a bit of a lull the last two games and we needed a great performance, and who better than our biggest rivals to bring it out of us, Blues captain David Backes said. Guys put together a heck of a 60-minute effort. Brian Elliott made 22 saves for St. Louis, including nine in the third period. Antti Raanta made 28 saves for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks (4-2-1) have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after being beaten in Nashville on Thursday. The Blues committed two penalties within the first minute, and the Blackhawks took advantage with Patrick Sharps 5-on-3 power-play goal, assisted by Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, just 1:02 into the game. The first five minutes were a little bit of a whirlwind, and everybody kind of calmed things down, and we got our game going, Elliott said. Thats the way we need to play, just that even-keeled mentality. In a high-intensity game against a good opponent like that we responded from our last couple games, not really burying and not really putting away teams when we had the chance. The Blues tied it when Schwartz scored his team-high fifth goal of the season. Schwartz beat Raanta between the pads with 7:45 left in the first period. source:

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press – WKRN News 2

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insists receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following the loss to the Miami Dolphins. Cutler says Marshall “didn’t come near me” and did not “say my name.” Cutler’s comments came on the heels of a 27-14 loss at Soldier Field that raised questions about the direction of the team. EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Northwestern cornerback Dwight White has decided to stop playing football. White says he found out in June that he was born with one kidney. White appeared in all 12 games and made six starts as a freshman last season. He did not appear in any games this year. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. source:

Senators-Blackhawks Preview – Yahoo Sports

The game featured a matchup of goalies from the Chicago area. Darling, a native of Lemont, Illinois, was steady as he faced a handful of tough chances. Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, from Park Ridge, Illinois, stopped 43 shots, including a second-period penalty shot by Andrew Shaw. Corey Crawford, Chicago’s No. 1 goalie, missed his fourth game because of an upper-body injury. CANUCKS 4, CAPITALS 2 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata both had a goal and an assist, and Vancouver topped Washington. Henrik Sedin and Luca Sbisa also scored for the Canucks (5-3), and Chris Higgins had two assists. Ryan Miller made 20 saves to earn his fifth win of the season. Marcus Johansson and Liam O’Brien had goals, and Mike Green added two assists for Washington (4-2-2), which went 1-2 during a three-game swing through Western Canada. The Capitals won at Calgary on Saturday night. Justin Peters, starting in place of No. source:

St. Louis Blues

16 to improve to 2-1-0 with a 2.01 goals against-average in a solid start to his season. Backup Robin Lehner got the nod two days later in a 3-2 victory over Columbus before Wednesday’s home game against Toronto was postponed due to the shooting death of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa. The Senators (4-1-1) paid tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal, prior to Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss to New Jersey that ended a four-game winning streak. Lehner made 26 saves for Ottawa, which received goals from Alex Chiasson and Bobby Ryan. ”You can’t fault the effort, it was there,” Ryan said. ”I thought we took over the game in the third for a bit and for large portions of it.” After a week of, coach Paul MacLean attempted to create a spark with a different lineup. “I kind of moved everybody around to get a three-line rotation with one that I would sink in there and see if we could get a little bit of pace,” MacLean said. “It was just a matter of trying to see what we could get going.” Anderson, a third-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2001 who spent parts of three seasons with his hometown club, is 5-1-2 with a 3.38 GAA in his career against his former team. Chicago (4-2-1) hopes a return home will provide an advantage after losing 3-2 at Nashville on Thursday before falling by the same score at St. Louis on Saturday. source:–nhl.html


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