GAME: Chicago Blackhawks (11-21-7-5) at St. Louis Blues (22-12-5-1).
TIME: Monday, 8 p.m. EST.
The St. Louis Blues look to snap a four-game winless streak as they host the
Chicago Blackhawks at the Savvis Center.
The Blues lost 3-1 to the Nashville Predators on Saturday, falling to 0-3-1
in their last four games. Eric Boguniecki scored for St. Louis, which has
managed just three goals during its winless slide.
"It seemed like when we gave up that second goal, we didn't have the fire
to get us back in the game," St. Louis coach Joel Quenneville said. "There
were a lot of turnovers down low, and they led to all of their goals."
The Blues have been struggling ever since a 4-2 win over San Jose on Dec. 18
that capped a six-game winning streak. St. Louis has won just twice since,
posting a 2-6-3 record.
"We're not as confident as we were previously in the season," said goalie
Chris Osgood, who turned away 21 shots against Nashville. "We're working hard,
but when we make a mistake it seems to compound itself and it ends up being
worse. It's just not happening for us."
The Blues recalled goalie Reinhard Divis from Worcester of the American
Hockey League. Divis has played just five career games, including two with St.
Louis this season. Backup goalie Brent Johnson will be assigned to Worcester
upon clearing waivers.
The Blackhawks are coming off Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Colorado
Avalanche -- their third defeat in five games.
Mark Bell had two goals, and Scott Nichol and Tuomo Ruutu also scored for
Chicago, which has struggled to a 5-16-4-5 record over its last 30 games.