The defeat may not have been the only loss for the Blackhawks, who saw defenseman Kimmo Timonen leave the game in the first period with an upper-body injury.
The loss will make it difficult for the Blackhawks to earn the Central crowd, let alone second place. It looks like the Hawks will end up playing the Blues in the first round for the second straight year.
Here's the latest news:
**Blackhawks vs. Blues final score: Chicago plays tough in 2-1 loss to St. Louis (SCH)
**Five things from Blackhawks-Blues: Big hits and hit posts (CSN)
**Hawks' Kimmo Timonen day-to-day with upper-body injury (ESPN Chicago)
**VIDEO: Andrew Shaw delivers ridiculous flying check to Berret Jackman; suspension? (Puck Daddy)
**As playoffs near, Brad Richards feels he's at the top of his game (Sun-Times)
**Blackhawks: Kyle Baun proud of hockey lineage (CSN)