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Game Notes - Blues 4, Blackhawks 3

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Game Notes - Blues 4, Blackhawks 3

-The Blues have swept their opponent's home-half of a series for the ninth time in club history and the third against the Blackhawks.  The Blues will have an opportunity to clinch the series in Game Five on Thursday.  They are 24-11 all-time in potential series-clinching games.
 
-Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals and added an assist for his second career three-point playoff game.  It was his fourth career multi-goal postseason game and second against the Hawks at United Center (last, Apr. 23, 2014).  Tarasenko has now scored 15 times in 25 career games against the Hawks (reg + postseason)
 
-Tarasenko now has 13 goals in 17 playoff games.  Among players with at least 15 playoff appearances, Tarasenko's 0.76 goals per game average is the best in NHL history - slightly ahead of Mario Lemieux's 0.71 rate.
 
-Brian Elliott won his ninth straight road game and his third consecutive at United Center.  During that stretch, he has recorded a 1.55 GAA, a .949 SV% and three shutouts
 
-Jaden Schwartz grabbed a goal and an assist for his first career multi-point postseason game.  He has scored in back-to-back playoff games and has a point in three straight for the first time in his career (2g, 2a)
 
-Jori Lehtera tallied his second assist of the series.  It was his fourth career postseason assist
 
-Alexander Steen posted his fourth career playoff game-winning goal and added an assist for his first points of the series and his fourth career multi-point playoff game.  He has now logged six points (3g, 3a) in eight appearances against the Hawks this season (reg + postseason)
 
-Kevin Shattenkirk tallied two assists, stretching his postseason point streak to a career-best three games (1g, 3a).  Over his last 10 playoff games, Shattenkirk has accumulated 12 points (1g, 11a)
 
-Paul Stastny won 19 of 29 faceoffs for a 65.5% success rate.  His 19 wins were the most by a Blue in a playoff game since Mike Eastwood won 20 on Apr. 21, 2001 vs. San Jose
 
-The Blues power play scored twice, improving their series average to 33.3% (4/12).  They have now connected for two power play goals in consecutive playoff games for the first time since May 7th and 9th, 2002 vs. Detroit
 
 
Game Five
The Blues will host the Blackhawks on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Scottrade Center
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