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Blackhawks seek 3rd straight win against Blues

Chicago is 2-0 against St. Louis this season with both victories in overtime.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks look to keep rolling and pick up their third straight win overall and third in the season series against the Blues on Saturday at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

After being embarrassed Sunday at home in a 6-3 loss to the Lightning, the Blackhawks have back-to-back wins with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks and a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Chicago has won three of its last four.

Corey Crawford is expected to start. He’s 3-1 with a 1.52 goals-against average and .946 save percentage this season, and has allowed only one goal in each of his victories.

The Blackhawks are 2-0 against the Blues this season, with both wins coming in overtime and with Cam Ward in net. Jonathan Toews scored the equalizer and overtime winner in the 5-4 win in St. Louis. In the second meeting, it was Alex DeBrincat who scored the game-tying and game-winner in a 4-3 win at the United Center.

DeBrincat is no stranger to success against St. Louis as he has 10 career points (six goals, four assists). He has scored two points in each game this season.

The Blues are coming off a 7-4 blowout loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday at home. Starting goaltender Jake Allen was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 21 shots and backup Chad Johnson didn’t do much better with three goals allowed in 16 shots.

St. Louis held a 23-minute players-only meeting following their loss that dropped them to 2-4-3 and into last place in the Central Division. Even Blues head coach Mike Yeo said his job “should be in question” after St. Louis not living up to expectations.



DeBrincat — Toews — Kahun

Saad — Anisimov — Kane

Fortin — Johnson — Schmaltz

Kunitz — Kruger — Hayden

Keith — Jokiharju

Gustafsson — Seabrook

Manning — Rutta




Schwartz — Schenn — Tarasenko

Sanford — O’Reilly — Perron

Maroon — Bozak — Steen

Barbashev — Sundqvist — Kyrou

Bouwmeester — Pietrangelo

Edmundson — Parayko

Dunn — Schmaltz



How to watch

Start time: 7 p.m. Central

Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis