Blues Blow Two-Goal Lead, Blackhawks Win


Published on April 5 2018 6:24 am
Last Updated on April 5 2018 6:25 am

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues blew a two-goal lead in a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at Scottrade Center Wednesday and missed a chance to move into the second Western Conference wild card.

Duncan Keith scored the winning goal on the power play with 8.5 seconds remaining, capping Chicago's rally from down 3-1. The defenseman beat goalie Jake Allen with a one-timer from the top of the right face-off circle off a pass from Alex DeBrincat, who tied the game 3-3 at 8:30 of the third.

The Blues (43-31-6) remain one point behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the West. Each team has two games remaining.

Defenseman Blake Hillman scored his first NHL goal in his second game, and J-F Berube made 30 saves for the Blackhawks (33-37-10), who will miss the playoffs for the first time in 10 seasons.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each had a goal and an assist for St. Louis, which plays at Chicago on Friday.

Sabres Clinch

The Buffalo Sabres have clinched. Unfortunately, after last night’s loss to Ottawa, the Sabres clinched finishing dead last in the NHL standings for the third time in five years.


Wednesday, April 4 Scoreboard

Chicago 4, St. Louis 3

Ottawa 4, Buffalo 2

Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1


Thursday, April 5 Schedule (All Times Central)

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Nashville at Washington, 6 p.m.

Carolina at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

New York Rangers at New York Islanders, 6 p.m.

Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m.

Boston at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Montreal at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Calgary at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Vegas at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6 Schedule (All Times Central)

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 Schedule (All Times Central)

New York Rangers, 2 p.m.

Montreal at Toronto, 6p.m.

Ottawa at Boston, 6 p.m.

New York Islanders at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Florida, 6 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m.

Columbus at Nashville, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Vegas at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Dallas at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 8 Schedule (Time Central)

Florida at Boston, 6:30 p.m.