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Blues Vs. Blackhawks Recap: Same Sh!t, Different Coach

Allen makes 39 saves...in a loss.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Forwards - Alexander Steen/Paul Stastny/Vladimir Tarasenko

Jaden Schwartz/Patrik Berglund/David Perron

Dmitrij Jaskin/Jori Lehtera/Magnus Paajarvi

Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves

Defensemen - Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo

Kevin Shattenkirk/Carl Gunnarsson

Colton Parayko/Joel Edmundson

Goaltender - Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

The Blues were back in action after getting a 5 day break. The Blues were playing the Blackhawks in Chicago on national T.V. What could possibly go wrong? The Blues looked like a team that hadn't looked at ice for five days the first ten or so minutes in the first. Less than five minutes in Jonathan Toews opens up the scoring for the Blackhawks. Toews wins the face off. The 'Hawks push the puck up the ice. Toews ends up with the puck, catches Berglund doing something other than playing defense, and scores on Jake Allen. (Warning: Video contains adult male orgasming on live tv. Thanks Pierre) Toews gets his 16th goal of the year.

The Blackhawks make it 2-0 on Patrick Kane's 24th of the year. Kane and Toews make it look too easy. They walk right into the zone, play catch with the puck and Kane wrists it right past Allen. Not looking good for the Blues so far.

The Blues finally started to get their legs under them after that second Chicago goal. Paul Stastny got one of his many chances in on Chicago starter Scott Darling.

The Blues did finally break through late in the period. Magnus Paajarvi put the Blues on the board with his fourth goal of the year. Paajarvi (not Stastny as the play-by-play says) picks up the loose puck skates in on Darling and scores. The Blues were still down 2-1. The Blues surrendered 20 shots on goal to the 'Hawks in the first.

Moving ahead to the second, with the Blues on the powerplay, Alex Pietrangelo scores his 9th goal tying the game at one. David Perron finds a wide open Pietrangelo in the middle of the ice. Pietrangelo fires the puck off the post and in.

Jake Allen did what he could to keep the Blues in this one. Moments after the Blues tied the game Allen had to make a pair of saves to keep it 2-2.

Moving ahead to late in the third period, Artem Anisimov puts the 'Hawks ahead for good. Jay Bouwmeester was still in vacation mode or thinking about woodworking apparently. He literally watched Anisimov score on Jake Allen. Some might say that Allen was at fault. No. Not on this one.

Tanner Kero adds the empty netter and give the 'Hawks the 4-2 win.

The Blues had their chances, but come up just short. Tarasenko rang one off the pipe. Stastny had at least two good chances to put one in, but couldn't. It could have been a lot worse. The Blues play again Tuesday against the Oilers.

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