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NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Chicago



(Wednesday, December 16th)

Final Score: Chicago 3, St. Louis 0

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Cristobal Huet stopped all 27 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season as Chicago shut down St. Louis, 3-0, at United Center.

Troy Brouwer, Brian Campbell and Marian Hossa tallied for the Blackhawks, who have won four of five.

"It's a team concept. Everybody is taking part in playing good defense and going from defense to offense. We have a great system, great (defense) and forwards helping. It makes it a lot easier," said Huet.

Ty Conklin made 32 stops in defeat for the Blues, who have dropped three of five.

"They are a good team, there's no question about it. They play fast, they play together, support the puck and make plays together," said Blues forward David Backes.

Chicago took a 2-0 lead after one period, on an even-strength goal by Brouwer at 14:33 and a power-play blast from Campbell at 17:36.

Hossa made it 3-0 on a one-timer from the slot with 3:06 left in the second period.

Huet made nine saves in the first period, 10 in the second and eight in the third to lock up the victory.

Game Notes

Patrick Kane registered three assists and Jonathan Toews added two helpers for Chicago...This marked the first time since November 5-7, 2002, that the 'Hawks recorded back-to-back shutouts, both by Jocelyn Thibault...Following Antti Niemi's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay, this was the first time Chicago shut out two opponents in consecutive games with two different goaltenders since March 27-30, 1983, when Murray Bannerman and Tony Esposito accomplished the feat.

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