As fairly everyone is familiar with, the Blues and the Blackhawks don’t like each other, and they pretty much never have. It’s hard to find more evidence of that than what you’re seeing on the ice at Scottrade tonight, as we already have a fight and two scrums around Chicago’s net to go with the Blues’ two goals.
Just 3:16 into the first period, Ryan Reaves and local boy Brandon Bollig dropped the gloves. It was a quality tilt, though the highlight of it was the fact that Bollig smiled like a maniac the entire time. He also seems more useful than John Scott, so maybe the Hawks are better off with a combatant who doesn’t stand around.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that others on the Hawks aren’t standing about. Chicago’s defense was standing about the crease, which allowed T.J. Oshie to tip a Colaiacovo shot in to make it 1-0.
Considering that none of the Hawks noticed Oshie, it doesn’t come as a surprise that none of them noticed the puck trickling through Ray Emery’s pads.
The last goal of the period was scored by Andy McDonald, but it went in off a Hawks player’s skate past Emery.
Neither goal was one that was on the Chicago netminder, but that’s immaterial as the Blues’re up 2-0. Let’s see if they can keep it up.