Monday, April 18, 2016

Blues Take Two-to-One NHL Series Lead

Colton Parayko (Alaska Fairbanks) tied the game at a goal apiece in the first period, and Jaden Schwartz (Colorado College) notched the game winner on a power play with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation as the St. Louis Blues edged the host Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, at the United Center on Sunday afternoon in Game Three of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Brian Elliott (Wisconsin) finished with 44 saves for St. Louis, while Kevin Shattenkirk (Boston University) and David Backes (Minnesota State) had one assist apiece. The Blues, who won Game One, 1-0, in overtime at home last week before dropping a 3-2 decision in Game Two to the defending NHL champion Blackhawks, now lead the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoff series, two games to one. Game Four is Tuesday night in Chicago.

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