Blackhawks Sing the Blues on Home Ice

Start slow, can't catch up on way to 3-1 loss to St. Louis
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2007 4:36 AM CDT
St. Louis Blues' Bryce Salvador (27) celebrates with Matt Walker, left, and Dan Hinote (13) after scoring a goal as Chicago Blackhawks' Magnus Johansson (6) of Sweden, looks on during the first period...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Blackhawks' yearly home ice struggles continued last night as they came out flat against the Blues and failed to catch up, falling 3-1.  St. Louis took an early 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Paul Kariya on the power play and a wrist shot by Bryce Salvador.

The Hawks cut it to 2-1 on a controversial goal by Jason Williams that caused a 10-minute video review, but could get no closer as the Blues went on to win their fourth in a row. The Blackhawks have a plan this season: win at home, hopefully to the tune of 28 victories, according to coach Denis Savard. So far, no good.