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Havlat aims to keep rolling as Blackhawks visit Blues

Dec 12, 2006 - 4:15 PM
Chicago (11-1-25) at St Louis (7-17-4) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Martin Havlat has not missed a beat since returning from his ankle injury, and the Chicago Blackhawks hope he keeps it going.

Havlat leads the Blackhawks into St. Louis against the Blues on Tuesday in a Central Division matchup.

The left wing, who missed 19 games after suffering a sprained ankle on October 20, has three goals and two assists in his two games since returning from the injury.

Havlat had his second strong game on Sunday with a goal and an assist in a 4-1 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Blues, to nobody's surprise, are struggling. St. Louis, which finished in last place in the league in 2005-06, have dropped seven straight and have been outscored, 28-12.

On Monday, the Blues fired coach Mike Kitchen and replaced him with Andy Murray. St. Louis was 7-17-4 under Kitchen had had the lowest points total in the league with 18.

St. Louis suffered a disappointing 5-1 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Bill Guerin scored St. Louis' only goal, his 12th, midway through the third period to cut Columbus' lead to 3-1.

Jason Bacashihua struggled between the pipes for the Blues, allowing five goals on just 24 shots.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0 3 3
    ST LOUIS 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 2 (PETR CAJANEK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:18
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) PETER BONDRA 1 (JAMES WISNIEWSKI, TUOMO RUUTU)
    3:22
    CHI - (PP) RADIM VRBATA 6 (DUNCAN KEITH, BRENT SEABROOK)
    3:52
    CH

    Dec 12 10:34 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 3
    ST LOUIS 2
    3RD PRD: STL - (PP) DOUG WEIGHT 2 (BILL GUERIN, CHRISTIAN BACKMAN)
    18:33

    Blackhawks vs. BluesDec 12 10:31 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 3
    ST LOUIS 1
    3RD PRD: CHI - JEFF HAMILTON 8 (RADIM VRBATA, PATRICK SHARP) 5:26

    Blackhawks vs. BluesDec 12 10:05 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    ST LOUIS 1
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) RADIM VRBATA 6 (DUNCAN KEITH, BRENT SEABROOK) 3:52
    (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Blackhawks vs. BluesDec 12 10:02 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 1
    ST LOUIS 1
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) PETER BONDRA 1 (JAMES WISNIEWSKI, TUOMO RUUTU)
    3:22 (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Blackhawks vs. BluesDec 12 10:01 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0 0
    ST LOUIS 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 2 (PETR CAJANEK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:18
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHI 7 10 17
    STL 3 13 16
    GOALIES:

    Dec 12 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 0
    ST LOUIS 1
    2ND PRD: STL - CHRISTIAN BACKMAN 2 (PETR CAJANEK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:18

    Blackhawks vs. BluesDec 12 9:28 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHI 7 7
    STL 3 3
    GOALIES: CHI - NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN
    STL - MAREK SCHWARZ

    Dec 12 8:43 PM