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Quick Shot: Blues Defeat Blackhawks In Game Seven To Move To Second Round

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Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, the Blues took the Hawks out tonight at home.

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Let's admit something: not everyone expected this outcome, but everyone who is a Blues fan is happy with it. The Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven to move on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They will face the Dallas Stars later on this week - start times are TBA.

How did they do it? With a little third period magic. To start off with, you have Troy Brouwer scoring probably the ugliest playoff series clinching goal in recent memory:

No one cares how ugly it was, though, because it went in. You don't get bonus points for looks.

This was followed up by a near tying shot from Brent Seabrook that went off of both posts and miraculously stayed out of the net:

The Blues held on to win the series, their first game seven win since 1999, and their first series win since they defeated the Sharks in 2012. Stay tuned for a full recap in a little bit, and savor this feeling - the Blues have three more rounds of this.