Final OT

Series (Game 8 of 8)

Chicago leads 5-3

Game 1: Tuesday, October 11th
Blackhawks1Final
Blues4
Game 2: Wednesday, November 2nd
Blackhawks6Final
OT
Blues5
Game 3: Thursday, November 10th
Blackhawks4Final
Blues2
Game 4: Friday, December 16th
Blues1Final
Blackhawks5
Game 5: Wednesday, December 28th
Blues2Final
Blackhawks1
Game 6: Thursday, February 2nd
Blackhawks5Final
SO
Blues6
Game 7: Wednesday, March 29th
Blues2Final
OT
Blackhawks3
Game 8: Tuesday, April 18th
Blues2Final
OT
Blackhawks3

Blues 2

(21-46-15, 57 pts)

Blackhawks 3

(26-43-13, 65 pts)

8:30 PM ET, April 18, 2006

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 OT T
STL 1 1 0 02
CHI 1 1 0 13

D. Byfuglien (Blackhawks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

R. Vrbata (Blackhawks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Barinka (Blackhawks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

St.Louis (21-46-14) at Chicago (25-43-13) 8:30 pm EST

St.Louis (21-46-14) at Chicago (25-43-13) 8:30 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) - Considering their lack of success this season, the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks are probably glad the campaign is nearly over.

The Blues try to win for just the second time in 19 games Tuesday when they visit the Blackhawks in the season finale for both teams.

With 56 points, St. Louis will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1978-1979. The Blues are in the Western Conference cellar and are last in the league in road wins (9) and goals (195).

Despite taking 40 shots on goal Sunday, St. Louis suffered a 3-0 loss to the the Phoenix Coyotes. The Blues have dropped all 37 games in which they have trailed after two periods.

Chicago is out of the postseason for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and is seven points ahead of the Blues in the West.

Kyle Calder scored his 25th goal to break a third-period tie as the Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak with Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chicago has won four of the first seven encounters with St. Louis this season, including a 3-2 victory March 29.

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