Blues rally for 3-2 win over Blackhawks in Game 3

Blues rally for 3-2 win over Blackhawks in Game 3

After playing a very strong first period in which they squandered several good scoring chances, followed by a good second period as well, to just be dominated in the fashion they were in the third was extremely discouraging. "Surviving that, we got a real good breath in between periods and we really went at it in the third". "It was a big relief there and a big win". "Who knows, it may take seven, but every game is going to be this one-goal, tight-checking, every-play-counts and we love the group that we've got and the feeling has been consistent, and that's lessons we've learned that's pulled us into a 2-1 lead in a hostile building".

"Whatever's happened in years before, they're not the same team", Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford acknowledged following a 3-2 loss on Sunday afternoon. As the clock ticked down to zero with the Blues still ahead on the scoreboard, fans and players breathed a sigh of relief for the first time in 60 long and harrowing minutes. The Hawks didn't outplay the Blues as badly in Game 2, but it was still another case of the Blues being unable to score. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 11th career playoff goal and seventh in his past eight games to open the scoring, but his apparent second tally of the game midway into the third period was overturned by an offside call.

"We created a ton of offense", said Blackhawks captain Jonathon Toews. Give their goaltender a lot of credit. "We did play well in this game".

"We had a chance to put them away because we played so well early in the series", St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said.

G Brian Elliott allowed two goals on 28 shots. Ben Bishop had 34 saves for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who got the winner from Killorn less than two minutes after a potential go-ahead goal was waived off when Detroit coach Jeff Blashill successfully challenged that Tampa Bay was offsides before Victor Hedman scored.

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"They got that many?". Provided that he keeps showing the same form, we're looking at another one-goal contest. When the Blues took the lead, the Blackhawks looked like they just had no idea how to overcome the deficit.

That's exactly what they did in the third. Patrik Berglund got the puck in the neutral zone, and as he crossed the blue line, he fired a shot toward the net. The puck deflected off the leg of Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival and skipped into the net before Crawford could react.

Washington's Braden Holtby made 41 saves, Philadelphia's Steve Mason gave up a goal from 101 feet away and Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play and the Capitals beat the Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 series lead. This feels emotionally, very much like a final and it's the first round, but it feels very much like a final. "It's nice to see us get rewarded there and to stay with it". Game 4 is Tuesday night in Chicago.

It will be back to business on Friday, when Keith, a two-time victor of the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman and the victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP last season, returns to the Blackhawks lineup after serving a six-game suspension for swinging his stick at Minnesota's Charlie Coyle in a late-season game.Artemi Panarin sealed the victory with an empty net goal set up by Keith. The one thing that the Blackhawks did to really shield against any consequences of Keith's absence in Game 1 was to amp up the pressure of their forechecking. He has two goals and four assists so far in this postseason.

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