2014 Playoffs: Blackhawks Versus Blues

Hawks try to knock off their higher-seeded rivals in the first round.

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Jaden Schawrtz #9 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck under pressure from Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Jaden Schawrtz #9 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck under pressure from Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues pushes Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks to the ice in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Duncan Keith #2, Patrick Kane #88 and Sheldon Brookbank #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulate Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks after Smith scored a goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues watches the puck cross the goal line as the Chicago Blackhawks score in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Members of the St. Louis Blues celebrate after scoring a goal as Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks returns to the bench in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates an overtime win against the St. Louis Blues as members of his team jump from the bench onto the ice in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to knock the puck away from Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks including (L-R) Bryan Bickell #29, Nick Leddy #8 and Marian Hossa #81 celebrate Bickell's game-tying goal in the third period against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks is tripped by Roman Polak #46 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Bryan Bickell #29 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate bickell's game-tying goal in the third period against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Kris Versteeg #23 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck between Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Derek Roy #12 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a second period goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues knocks the puck away from Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks as Alex Pietrangelo #27 applies pressure in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues stops a wrap-around shot by Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Patrick Kane #88 (L) and Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a second period goal by Kane against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Andrew Shaw #65 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a second period goal by Shaw against Alex Pietrangelo #27 and the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a second period goal between Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Michal Rozsival #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks turns to pass chased by Chris Potter #32 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Maxim Lepierre #40 of the St. Louis Blues knocks Sheldon Brookbank #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks into the boards in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues readies to shoot under pressure from Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks watches the puck as it's flipped in the air against the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 2-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks grabs Steve Ott #29 of the St. Louis Blues around the neck during a stop in play at the Blackhawk net in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 2-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues is knocked to the ice by Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhakws in front of Ryan Miller #39 in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawksand T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues collide as they chase the puck in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks hits the ice after being hooked by Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves to stop a shot by Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks pokes at the puck through the legs of Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues battle for the puck in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks is held to the ice by Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues looks to keep Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks from getting to a loose puck in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues and Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase down a loose puck in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Alex Steen #20 and Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues celebrate Schwartz's game-tying goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets ready to play against the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Chris Porter #32 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues looks to pass the puck against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds off Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues while trying to pass the puck in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Ryan Miller #39 makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Ryan Miller #39 makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Kris Versteeg #23 of the Chicago Blackhawks takes a shot on goal against Ryan Miller #39 and Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck against St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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