Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2 will begin at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. ET on April 19, 2014. The Blackhawks will play the second game with the Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Information on how to watch the game on live stream free can be found below.
In Game 1 of this Western Conference First Round series, Alexander Steen's goal 26 seconds into the third overtime for the Blues edged Chicago Blackhawks into a 4-3 victory. The playoff opening was definitely an entertainment thriller.
In Game 2, the Blackhawks will have their star player right wing Patrick Kane and captain Jonathan Toews back from injuries that sidelined them towards the end of the regular season. Meanwhile, the Blues also will have their captain David Backes and forward Vladimir Tarasenko back from injuries.
Blues' goaltender Ryan Miller made 35 saves with the help of a strong defensive effort by his teammates, but gave up three to the Blackhaws in the first period.
On the other side, the Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 48 saves, but still gave up four goals by the relentless Blues forward Steen and Jaden Schwartz.
"You try to get as much sleep as you can, but I think everyone feels really good right now," Crawford said Friday, the AP reported. "We're in good shape and we're ready to go. We have that hunger, a little bitter taste ... I think we had a chance to win that hockey game being up in the third period. Had a couple opportunities, a bunch of opportunities in overtime. We're ready to go for Game 2."
Going into Game 2, many injured players are returning today. Chicago is fully-stocked, but the Blues are still missing T.J. Oshie and Berglund, who both suffer from injuries to the upper body during the late regular season. Both are expected to return during the series.
The Blues (52-23-7) won the first three games in the regular season and Blackhawks (46-21-15) the final two - 4 to 0 on March 19 and 4-2 on April 6. While the focus will be on St. Louis' physical intensity against the speed and skills of Chicago, the coaches Chicago's Joel Quenneville and St. Louis' Ken Hitchcock will be battling game plays.
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Blackhawks vs. Blues game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports and CBC, and locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSNC) and Fox Sports Midwest (FSMW), and online live stream free can be watched through NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.