Blues win 5-2 over Blackhawks in opening night game

The St. Louis Blues won 5-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. 

The Blues started the game with a 5-on-4 power play and scored on an empty netter by Jonathan Toews. 

After an impressive first period, the Blues took the lead when defenseman Kyle Turris scored a goal. 

Mike Fisher followed with a shorthanded goal for the Blues. 

In the second period, goaltender David Clarkson made 13 saves to help the Blues take a 3-1 lead. 

Kirk Muller made it 3-2 when he made an acrobatic slap shot from the right circle that beat Clarkson. 

Muller made it 4-2 with his fourth goal of the night.

In the third period, defenseman Justin Peters stopped 31 shots for the Blackhawks. 

Peters was credited with his seventh shutout in his career. 

On the power play, the Blackhawks scored on a power play to make it a one-goal game. 

Chicago’s Patrick Kane scored his second goal of his NHL career in the third to make things 3-0. 

Ryan Hartman scored his third goal of game.

In overtime, the Bears made it a two-goal match. 

Fisher scored on the power-play to make the game 4-3. 

“The power play was a great start for us, and it was great for the guys,” said defenseman David Perron.

“There was a couple of nice chances, a couple good opportunities, but we did not capitalize. 

We got a couple chances in our own end, but it didn’t happen, so we have to work on that. 

Our power play is solid, we were able to get a couple opportunities. 

Tonight was just the start of what we are going to do. 

It was an important win tonight, and we want to keep this momentum going.” 

The Blackhawks finished the game in front of a sold out crowd at the United Center. 

They are looking to make their first postseason appearance since 1998. 

A crowd of 8,058 is expected for tonight’s game against the Blackhawks when they host the Nashville Predators on Saturday.