Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) is pressured by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Blues defeat the Blackhawks 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues: Blues Premier


The new-old National Hockey League Central Division rivalry between the Blackhawks and Blues reignites in week three at the United Center.

The last game between the two teams saw a 2-2 tie end abruptly with a 3-on-1 Blues breakaway with 21 seconds left in regulation to give the Blues the victory.

The Hawks will return to the United Center to play the Blues on Thursday night. Here is some basic information to know in this primer on the Blues.

Stanley Cups: 0

Head Coach: Ken Hitchcock

Captain: David Backes

Starting Goaltender: Jaroslav Halak

Division: Central

Last Game: San Jose Sharks 6, Blues 2

2013 Record: 4-1-0, 8 points

Leader in Points: Winger Alexander Steen, 8 points (4G, 4A)

Leader in Goals: Wingers Vladimir Tarasenko and Steen with four

Leader in Assists: Defenseman Alex Piertrangelo, 5 assists

Leader in Penalty Minutes: Winger Ryan Reaves

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