NHL Game Summary - Chicago at St. Louis
(Thursday, January 4th)
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Chicago 0
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Manny Legace stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season to help the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Scottrade Center.
Lee Stempniak and Dennis Wideman each scored a goal for the Blues, who have won three of their last four games.
Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves for the Blackhawks, who have dropped three of their last four contests.
St. Louis grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period on the power play when a one- timer from the left point by Bill Guerin was stopped, but the rebound went to the low left side and Stempniak banged it into the net with 8:46 left in the first. The goal came on a 5-on-3 advantage.
Legace was busy in the first period and turned aside all 14 shots he faced.
Neither team got on the board in the second period with Chicago having five shots and St. Louis seven.
The Blues added some insurance in the third period with an even-strength marker. Doug Weight sent a hard pass from the left point to Guerin down low on the left side. Guerin attempted to stuff the puck into the net, but Khabibulin kept it out of the net. The puck, though, went to the right side and Wideman banged it in just 29 seconds into the final frame.
St. Louis travels to Nashville for a game on Saturday...Chicago returns home to face Nashville on Friday...Legace has 15 shutouts in his career...The Blues, who went 1-for-7 on the power play, have seven power-play goals in their last four games...St. Louis has not given up a first period goal in 12 consecutive games, which is a franchise record and also ties the NHL record set by the 1974 Los Angeles Kings.
01/04 22:46:01 ET