Chicago Blackhawks: All-Time Rivalry Mount Rushmore
By Ryan Fedrau
St. Louis Blues
The Blackhawks and Blues have played against each other in tight playoff series, winter classic games, and much, much more. The Blackhawks and Blues’ rivalry has heated up more since the Red Wings left the Central Division in 2014.
These two teams have most recently played in the playoffs twice in the last decade, with the Blackhawks leading the record at 7-6, with both teams winning one series. In 2014, the Blues took a 2-0 series lead in Round 1 of the playoffs to Chicago, where they’d lose four straight. The Blackhawks went on to lose to the Kings in the Western Conference Finals that year, but it re-sparked the rivalry we speak of today.
Until 2014, the Blues and Blackhawks didn’t matchup in meaningful hockey since 2002. The Blues won that series 4-1. The two teams wouldn’t truly heat up a rivalry until both teams got good at the same time (the mid-2010s) and matched in the 2014 playoffs. In 2015, these two teams almost re-matched, before the Blues lost in their Round 1 series against the Wild.
Overall, the Blackhawks are leading the all-time series against the Blues 187–149–35–11, with them also having the lead in the playoffs 35-28.
These two teams are just getting started, as they had close games this season, where the Blues came from behind in the third period to shock the Blackhawks. Hopefully, these two will meet again in the 2020 NHL playoffs, if there is a 24-team playoff race.
Right now, St. Louis is the Blackhawks’ biggest rival but all-time has to go to Detroit.