Game #20- Chicago Blackhawks (16-0-3) vs St Louis Blues (10-6-2)
TV- CSN-Chicago FS-Midwest
Game Time- 7:00 pm Central Time
Season Series- The Hawks lead 1-0 after beating the Blues in Chicago 3-2 on January 22.
Preview- The Blues and Blackhawks have one thing in common and that’s playing one goal games. The Blues are 2-2 in their last four games all which are one goal games while the Hawks are 10-0-3 in one goal games. Some sort of trend will end tonight in St Louis with the Hawks 8-0-2 on the road this season but they are also 2-5 in their last seven in St Louis. Jaroslav Halak is 1-0-1 since returning from injury, and he has owned the Hawks in St Louis going 3-0-0 last year.
As everyone knows the Hawks have the record for games without a regulation loss to start the season at 19 going for 20 tonight. The Hawks are also at 25 games combined between seasons with 35 games as the all-time mark. The Hawks are winning by the skin of their teeth but winning close games is the making of a champion. The truly great part of the streak is the solid play from both Ray Emery and Corey Crawford. It’s a great one two punch this year.
Prediction- This has all the markings of a streak buster but this isn’t your old Blackhawks so this is a hard one to call. As much as I’m rooting for the Hawks to win I think they fall 3-1 in St Louis.. I hope I’m wrong!