Blues Suffer First Loss of SeasonCHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Kane,
Brent Seabrook and Viktor Stalberg scored to back Corey Crawford, and the
Chicago Blackhawks hung on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 last night.
The Blackhawks looked sharp in their home
opener after impressive wins at defending champion Los Angeles and Phoenix, the
team that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round last season.
This time, they took out the reigning
Central division champions, with Kane scoring in the first period, Seabrook
deflecting a shot into the net with his skate in the second and Stalberg coming
through early in the third to make it 3-0.
made 32 saves and was in line for his first shutout since March 2011 when Andy
McDonald beat him with a wrist shot shortly after Stalberg scored.
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