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Round 1, Gm 2: Blackhawks at Blues

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Anatomy of decision to disallow Tarasenko's goal

Officials overturn on-ice call after new blue-line cameras show play was offside by hair

by Amalie Benjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Situation Room: CHI vs. STL, Gm1

Situation Room: Goal overturned after review

R1, Gm1: After a coach's challenge, Vladimir Tarasenko's goal is overturned video review to determined that the play was offside

  • 01:16 •

ST. LOUIS -- Scottrade Center exploded with sound, with excitement, with the sense of a Game 2 win and a two-game lead and the possibilities to come. The St. Louis Blues were celebrating. The Chicago Blackhawks were frantically trying to indicate that they wanted a coach's challenge.

"I was screaming like a crazy man," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "Just got it in time."

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Instant analysis: Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 2

Overturned, upheld goals the difference; Chicago evens series

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shaw's go-ahead stuff-in PPG

CHI@STL, Gm2: Shaw gives Blackhawks the lead in 3rd

R1, Gm2: Brent Seabrook put the puck on net, and Andrew Shaw jams it into the twine to give the Blackhawks' their first lead late in the 3rd

  • 01:18 •

ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Scottrade Center on Friday to even the best-of-7 series at one game each.

Andrew Shaw's tiebreaking goal for Chicago at 15:41 of the third period was the first power-play goal allowed by St. Louis after seven consecutive successful kills. The goal came 3:27 after the Blues thought they scored the go-ahead goal, which was overturned after review.

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Coach's Challenge: CHI @ STL- 15:41 of the 3rd Period

Original call stands - Good goal Chicago Blackhawks

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Situation Room: CHI vs. STL, Gm2

Situation Room: Goal stands after review

R1, Gm1: The Blues challenge that Brian Elliott was interfered with, but the call on the ice of a good goal stands

  • 05:09 •

At 15:41 of the third period in the Blackhawks/Blues game, St. Louis requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Chicago's Andrew Shaw interfered with St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott prior to his goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

 

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Keith helps Blackhawks tie series with Blues

Defenseman has two points in return from suspension

by By Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- The Western Conference First Round series between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues has been pretty tight through two games.

In Game 2, a successful challenge by the Blackhawks and an unsuccessful one by the Blues went in Chicago's favor and helped them even the best-of-7 series.

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Coach's Challenge: CHI @ STL - 12:14 of 3rd Period

Original call is overturned, no goal Blues

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Situation Room: CHI vs. STL, Gm1

Situation Room: Goal overturned after review

R1, G1: Vladimir Tarasenko's goal is overturned after the officials use the video review to determine that the play was offside

  • 06:08 •

At 12:14 of the third period in the Blackhawks/Blues game, Chicago requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether St. Louis was off-side prior to Vladimir Tarasenko's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that St. Louis' Jori Lehtera was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed." 

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Keith scores in first game back for Blackhawks

Gets goal late in second period to tie Game 2 against Blues

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Keith's game-tying goal

CHI@STL, Gm1: Keith scores with seconds left in 2nd

R1, Gm2: Duncan Keith winds up and cranks a slap shot through traffic, lighting the lamp and tying the game in the final seconds of the 2nd

  • 00:59 •

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith scored in his first game of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, getting a goal late in the second period against the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series on Friday.

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Five keys for Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 2

St. Louis needs to be more patient offensively; Chicago must do more with power-play chances

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks play Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round Series at Scottrade Center on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports 2, FS-MW, CSN-CH).

Here are five keys for Game 2:

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Blackhawks' Keith back from suspension for Game 2

Chicago's top defenseman to return to first pair against St. Louis; Blues' Brouwer misses practice, expected to play

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

Western Conference First Round

St. Louis leads best-of-7 series 1-0

TV: 8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports 2, CSN-CH, FS-MW

ST. LOUIS -- Duncan Keith will return from a suspension for the Chicago Blackhawks, but no other lineup changes are expected for the Blackhawks or St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series at Scottrade Center on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports 2, FS-MW, CSN-CH).

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Keith 'not going to change' after suspension

Blackhawks defenseman returns for Game 2 against Blues

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- A day after saying Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was, "just another player on the other team," St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had an addendum.

Keith, who was suspended six games for a high-sticking penalty on March 29, will make his 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Blues at Scottrade Center on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports 2, CSN-CH, FS-MW).

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Blues want to be more physical against Blackhawks

Hitchcock hopes hitting creates scoring opportunities for St. Louis in Game 2

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock looked at his stat sheet from a 1-0 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round series and decided that more physicality will be needed.

Although the Blues had 41 hits to the Blackhawks' 24, Hitchcock discussed the impact hitting can have in a Stanley Cup Playoff series against a quick team like Chicago, one that thrives off transition and puck control. After the veteran coach, in his postgame remarks, threw out 70 as their goal, he was asked Thursday to clarify how he categorizes 70 hits.

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