Blues hope to snap skid at Blackhawks

St. Louis (5-8-1) at Chicago (7-3-4), 8:30 p.m. EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) — The St. Louis Blues hope to salvage the
final game of a dreadful five-game road trip when they visit the
Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

St. Louis has lost the first four contests and dropped six
straight overall (0-5-1).

The Blues had three losing streaks of at least six games last
season with a season-long seven-game slide taking place from
January 11-24.

Goaltender Manny Legace was pulled 5:18 into Wednesday’s 4-3
loss to the Buffalo Sabres after allowing three goals on seven
shots. David Perron had a goal and two assists in the loss.

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Chicago had its four-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday,
dropping a 2-1 shootout decision to the Boston Bruins.

After going without a goal for the first 12 games, Blackhawks
captain Jonathan Toews tallied for the second straight contest.
He had 24 goals during his rookie season.

Chicago lost a 4-3 shootout to St. Louis on October 18 in the
first meeting between the teams.