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RECAP: Blackhawks Shutout by Blues, 2-0

Chicago drops fourth meeting of the season to division-rival St. Louis

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks dropped their fourth meeting of the season to the division-rival St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, 2-0.

Corey Crawford made 24 saves and Jake Allen stopped all 29 Blackhawks shots he faced in his second shutout of the season against Chicago.  

UP NEXT: Chicago hosts San Jose on Wednesday night at the United Center (TICKETS).


GAME RECAP

The two teams played a scoreless opening frame, putting forth seven shots apiece, including a Drake Caggiula partial breakaway chance early on that beat Jake Allen and found iron but directed away from danger. 

St. Louis found the opening goal at the 6:41 mark of the second period off a scramble in front of the Blackhawks net. Robert Bortuzzo collected a bouncing puck as he slid back towards the goal line aside Crawford's net, puting a low-angle chance above the sprawled out Blackhawks netminder for a 1-0 lead. 

Alex Pietrangelo doubled the lead early in the third, again from a low angle. Jaden Scwartz slid a feed across the slot through traffic to the awaiting Pietrangelo at the bottom of the circle, where the defenseman put a quick wrister past a diving Connor Murphy and Crawford for a 2-0 lead at 5:37. 

Chicago pulled Crawford with three minutes on the clock in search of the equalizer, but couldn't solve Allen in net and fell 2-0. 

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