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Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series: Story lines: Colorado could be missing C Matt Duchene , their leading scorer .
There's really no way of knowing what to expect from this first-round playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Blues.
"The cavalry's coming," said forward Brenden Morrow, who participated in an optional skate Tuesday along with top-line forward T.J. Oshie.
With the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues set to square off in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, Madhouse Enforcer is taking a look at some of the key matchups that will help decide the series between these Central Division rivals.
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews with the puck in front of the St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo during the first period at the United Center in Chicago.
Without Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen and Daniel Alfredsson, the Detroit Red Wings warmed up for the playoffs with a win.
Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.
Sunday's regular-season finale was more of an American Hockey League matchup than an NHL rivalry game, as it was supposed to be.
MARCH 12: Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against Nick Holden #2 of the Colorado Avalanche as goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche defends the goal at Pepsi Center on March 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
It's Ty Rattie time! The St. Louis Blues have called on their best prospect as they take on the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
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Playing his first NHL game in more than four years, goaltender John Curry stopped 43 shots, and the Minnesota Wild continued their surge toward the playoffs by beating the reeling St. Louis Blues 4-2.
Bad news for T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues. A team that is already without David Backes and Vladimir Tarasenko might be without another top-six forward following tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild.