This relationship is in danger of turning from a heated rivalry into a big brother picking on his little brother.
Sure, the St. Louis Blues are plenty uppity, scraping for a scrap at any juncture of games vs. the Chicago Blackhawks: the outset, after goals against, when the game is out of reach, at morning skate...
But really, two games into this once-heated series and the Blues are coming across as little more than desperate thugs. The Blackhawks have put their little buddies to the south down by a combined score of 9-3 in just two games this season—and that score makes the games seem closer than they appeared.
Read Brett Ballantini's complete preview and 'Six-Pack' of what to look for in this St. Louis Blues-Chicago Blackhawks tilt.