The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t put their best effort out against the St. Louis Blues in what could have been a must-win game.
The St. Louis Blues have never swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the long history of their franchise. Well, after 53 years, it finally happened. The Blues 2-0 defeat of the Blackhawks last night gave the Blues the season sweep of the Hawks. As the defending Stanley Cup Champions, it is fair to assume that they are the better team but to be swept by your top rival is a bit embarrassing. It also really put a dent in their chances, especially after losing to the Detroit Red Wings a few days prior.
The power play has been horrible for Chicago this season. They are now on a streak of 14 straight power plays without a goal. Their power play, on the season, has clicked at 14.5 percent. That ranks 30th out of 31 as only the Anaheim Ducks are worse. They were given four chances on the man-advantage in this game against the Blues and they failed all four times.