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Chicago Blackhawks: 9 Ways To Beat St. Louis Blues

By Mike Brennan
Nov 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler (25) and Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) fight during the third period at the United Center. St. Louis won 6-5 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler (25) and Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) fight during the third period at the United Center. St. Louis won 6-5 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 7, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrates scoring a goal during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. St. Louis won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

Reason 8: The Blues are the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have not made it past the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in recent memory. Once the calendar says April, the Blues forget how to play hockey. It is almost like clockwork, actually. Each offseason they go out and revamp their lineup and clear house, but it never works. The way to look at it is to not be fooled by their great regular season. While they did look extremely good during the season, playoff hockey is just a different monster the Blues can never defeat.

Reason 7: The Blackhawks’ success against St. Louis this season 

The Blackhawks and the Blues have met five times this season. In those five games, the Blackhawks’ record was 2-0-3. While that does mean that the ‘Hawks have technically lost three times, hear me out. While 3-on-3 overtime is a fantastic addition to the game for the regular season, it is not hockey. It is basically a game of rushes, and seeing who can outskate their opponent. So seeing that the ‘Hawks lost those three games in overtime does not bother me at all. In the two wins that the ‘Hawks do have against the Blues, they won by two goals both times.

Next: Reasons 6 And 5

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