The Blues and Blackhawks will play their 68th game of the season tonight at the Scottrade Center, 7:00 p.m. Heading into tonight's game, the Blues (85) are only two points behind Chicago (87), so this is a four-point game.
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This is it. Backend of the season. Fighting for playoff positions, not spots. Recovery. Experiments. It is finally here. This is a very fun time to be a Blues fan, and, IMO, tonight is the beginning of the playoffs.
The Blues are riding on a three game winning streak as they have beaten the Hurricanes, Senators, and the Wild. The Hawks just beat the Redwings after losing 4-2 to the Bruins.
Marian Hossa is set to return to the Blackhawks' lineup tonight. He would return to the first line.
Chicago has the deadliest power play in the NHL, but the Blues have the best penalty kill. This game will be very entertaining.
St. Louis Blues: 19-11-4 at home
Chicago Blackhawks: 17-13-3 on the road
Here are the projected lines: