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Chicago Blackhawks Vs St. Louis Blues Playoff History

By Keith Schultz
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1988 Norris Division Semifinals (Blues win 4-1)

This wasn’t a very good Blackhawks team, and if you want to know how bad the Hawks were Rick Vaive was the Chicago Blackhawks leading playoff scorer with 6 goals and 2 assists. Of Course Denis Savard and Steve Larmer were leaders but when Darren Pang is your goalie, how good of a chance do you really have?

1989 Norris Division Finals (Blackhawks Win 4-1)

This was the season that Mike Keenan took over a dreadful team, and with the help of new Captain Dirk Graham they turned things around winning the opening round against the Detroit Red Wings, and then Steve Larmer took over the St. Louis series.  The Hawks hammered the Blues in 5 games with this being the playoff season of goalie Alain Chevrier.  As cool as Foley sounded making Bannerman calls his Chevrier calls were good as well.  The Hawks would go on to lose in the Conference Finals against the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Calgary Flames in 5 games.

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1990 Norris Division Finals (Blackhawks win 4-3)

Mike Keenan decided to ride rookie Eddie Belfour in the Blues series and it worked out in the end with the series going 7 games, and the Blackhawks eliminating their rival from the playoffs for the second straight season.

Jeremy Roenick

had a great season and good playoff series against the Blues including a goal in Game #7, but the goal everyone remembers was the short-handed goal

Steve Larmer

scored to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead which put the Hawks on track for a 8-2 win in Game #7.

Of course the Hawks again would lose in the Conference Finals with the Edmonton Oilers once again escorting the Hawks to the offseason.

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