By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, both had a goal and an assist, and Scott Darling had 30 saves, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-2.
The Toews line started hot again as Nick Schmaltz fed Toews with a pretty pass, and Toews beat Allen with his 16th of the year for an early lead. Toews then assisted on Kane's 24th of the year and a quick 2-0 Hawks lead. The Blues would tied it before the first period ended to cut the lead in half.
Alex Pietrangelo would tie the game on the power play in the 2nd to knot the game at 2 going into the 3rd period.
Scott Darling and Jake Allen made some huge saves to keep the game close. Both teams had great chances until Artem Anisimov scored (22nd) with less than six minutes left to give the Hawks a 3-2 lead. Tanner Kero would add an empty net goal to finish the scoring.
Notable Mentions: Paul Stastny will have nightmares tonight as the three biggest saves that Darling made, were on him. Toews' goal ties him for 8th All-Time on the #Blackhawks goal list with Jeremy Roenick at 267. Duncan Keith's assist on Patrick Kane's goal was his 500th career NHL point. Toews now in his lat 14 games has 24 points (9G 15). Blackhawks are now 1 points behind the Minnesota Wild in the Central Division. Minnesota still holds 3 games in hand on Chicago.
Next game: Wednesday, Home Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7PM CT, TV - NBCSN, Radio - WGN Radio 720AM
LET'S GO HAWKS!!!
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