At a point in time when points matter most in the standings, the Chicago Blackhawks were unable to match the work ethic and effort in a 5-1 loss to their division rivals, the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center tonight.
The Blackhawks didn't do themselves any favors by allowing the Blues to skate circles around them for sixty minutes and leaving their goaltender, Ray Emery, out to dry.
Typically, a team needs to score several goals to justify only getting twenty shots on net, but that's all the Blackhawks could muster against the defensive-minded Blues, whose offense had little trouble coming to light against Chicago's heavy legs.
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