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Round 1, Gm 6: Blues at Blackhawks

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Unwavering confidence hallmark of Blackhawks

Defending champs all even with Blues after trailing 3-1 in series, 3-1 in Game 6

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

CHICAGO -- Dale Weise has been a member of the Chicago Blackhawks for 58 days. He wasn't part of their Stanley Cup teams in 2010, 2013 and 2015. But he feels it.

He felt it even before the Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday, turning a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead during a dominant second period, transforming the silent United Center back into the "Madhouse on Madison," setting up Game 7 in the Western Conference First Round on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-CH).

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Blues fail again to eliminate Blackhawks

Fail to hold two-goal lead in Game 6; play Game 7 at home

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues have come up empty in two shots at trying to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.

They failed to accomplish the feat in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round series and gave the Chicago Blackhawks life.

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Instant analysis: Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 6

Supporting players, playoff pedigree help Chicago force Game 7

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

CHICAGO -- The defending Stanley Cup champions remain alive. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at United Center on Saturday to tie the best-of-7 series 3-3.

Trailing 3-1, the Blackhawks dominated the second period and took the lead on goals by Artem Anisimov, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Dale Weise. They outshot the Blues 19-4 in the period before killing a late penalty. Andrew Shaw, back from a one-game suspension, scored a power-play goal late in the third period, and Marian Hossa had an empty-net goal.

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Blackhawks rally past Blues to win Game 6

Overcome two-goal deficit to push series to seven games

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- It took a while, but the moves made by Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman during the past year paid big dividends at United Center on Saturday.

Led by a group of players Bowman has acquired through trades since Chicago won the 2015 Stanley Cup, the Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 6 and tie their Western Conference First Round series at three victories apiece.

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Five keys for Blackhawks vs. Blues, Game 6

St. Louis looking for series-clincher, but battle-tested Chicago has other ideas

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues play Game 6 of their Western Conference First Round series Saturday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports 2). The Blues lead the best-of-7 series 3-2.

Here are five keys for Game 6:

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Blackhawks' Shaw returns for Game 6

Chicago left wing back on first line; Blues look to end series

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 6: BLUES at BLACKHAWKS 

Western Conference First Round

St. Louis leads best-of-7 series 3-2

TV: 8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports 2

Andrew Shaw will return from a one-game suspension and likely have a big role for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues at United Center on Saturday.

Shaw, suspended for using a homophobic slur late in the third period of Game 4, will skate at left wing on the top line with captain Jonathan Toews and right wing Patrick Kane.

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Blues remain confident heading into Game 6

St. Louis will try again to eliminate Blackhawks

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- If confidence is wavering, the St. Louis Blues aren't showing it.

After failing on their first try, the Blues have another chance to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at United Center on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports 2). St. Louis leads the best-of-7 series 3-2.

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Blackhawks hoping home ice provides advantage

Focused on simplifying approach against Blues in Game 6

by Brian Hedger / NHL Correspondent

CHICAGO -- United Center is starting to feel comfortable to the St. Louis Blues, but the Chicago Blackhawks aim to change that in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports 2).

If Chicago can't, the Blues will eliminate the defending champions from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blackhawks trail 3-2 in the best-of-7 series after winning Game 5 4-3 in double overtime at Scottrade Center on Thursday, and must win on home ice to stay alive.

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