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Round 1, Gm 5: Blackhawks at Blues

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Blues have to forget about double-OT loss in Game 5

St. Louis can still win series with victory in Game 6 at Chicago on Saturday

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Once again, the St. Louis Blues are banking on resiliency to bounce back from a stinging defeat at Scottrade Center.

After losing to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in double overtime in a game that ended early Friday morning, the Blues aim to quickly forget how close they came to ending their Western Conference First Round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Kane saves season for Blackhawks

Goal at 3:07 of second overtime wins Game 5, extends series against Blues

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS - The sounds died and rose around him, the stunned home fans, the elated visiting fans, their brief spots of red studding the Scottrade Center stands. Patrick Kane had been Patrick Kane, as he took the shot, as he got his own rebound and circled the back of the goal, as he set the yawning net in his sights and put the puck in.

It was past midnight at that time, the clock ticking on bedtimes and chances and the Chicago Blackhawks themselves.

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Instant analysis: Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 5

Patrick Kane keeps Chicago in first-round series with goal in second OT

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Kane scored at 3:07 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3 at Scottrade Center on Thursday to extend their Western Conference First Round series to a sixth game.

The Blues lead the best-of-7 series 3-2. Each game has been decided by one goal.

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Blackhawks top Blues in 2 OTs, avoid elimination

Kane scores winning goal, cuts St. Louis lead in series to 3-2

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Kane felt like the start of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs was not going well for him.

Redemption came when Kane scored 3:07 into the second overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided elimination with a 4-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round series on Thursday at Scottrade Center.

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Five keys for Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 5

Chicago's stars must glitter to avoid St. Louis putting end to first-round hex

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS - This could be the final game of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues head into their Game 5 Thursday at Scottrade Center with St. Louis up 3-1 in their Western Conference First Round series. Here are five keys to Game 5.

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'STL Line' doing more than scoring for Blues

Forwards contributing in other ways entering Game 5 against Blackhawks

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- In 2014, when St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock assembled what became known as the "STL Line" with Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera, it had the makings of a group that could score at any time.

Now, the line has added another dimension, making it a tougher matchup.

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St. Louis seeks finishing touch in Game 5

Blues can put recent first-round troubles behind them against Blackhawks

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- The road ahead remains daunting.

Yes, the St. Louis Blues have a 3-1 lead in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series with the Chicago Blackhawks. Yes, the Blues host Game 5 at Scottrade Center on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, FS-MW, CSN-CH) with a chance to clinch the series in front of their home crowd. Yes, the Blackhawks melted down at the end of Game 4 in the face of a second straight loss to the Blues in Chicago.

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Blackhawks' Kane, Toews together again for Game 5

Chicago reunites forwards, hopes to extend series against Blues

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 5: BLACKHAWKS at BLUES

Western Conference First Round

St. Louis leads best-of-7 series 3-1

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, CSN-CH, FS-MW

ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will be reunited for the Chicago Blackhawks against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series at Scottrade Center on Thursday.

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Blackhawks' Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000

Chicago forward required to undergo sensitivity training

by NHL Public Relations @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game for making a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the team's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the St. Louis Blues in Chicago on Tuesday, April 19, the National Hockey League announced today. Shaw has also been fined $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials during the same game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training.

Both incidents took place at 17:56 of the third period. Shaw will miss Game 5 of the series on Thursday, April 21, in St. Louis.

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