CHICAGO - Nikolai Khabibulin made 16 saves, and Jonathan Toews, Samuel Pahlsson and Colin Fraser scored for the Chicago Blackhawks, who beat St. Louis 3-1 on Wednesday night and snapped the Blues' five-game winning streak.
The Blackhawks moved within one point of clinching their first playoff berth since 2001-02 and their second in 11 seasons. Chicago also jumped one point ahead of Calgary into fourth place in the Western Conference.
Khabibulin lost a bid for his second shutout when St. Louis' Jeff Woywitka scored a power-play goal with 1.5 seconds. The Blackhawks, who had lost their previous two games, dominated and limited the Blues to their second-lowest shot output this season.