ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adrian Aucoin had three assists and Jeff
Hamilton added a goal and an assist to help the Chicago Blackhawks
remain undefeated in the preseason with a 3-2 victory over the St.
Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
Doug Weight, who was seeing his first action as he recovers from
a shoulder injury he suffered with Carolina in the Stanley Cup
finals, scored for St. Louis. Bill Guerin had the other Blues goal,
his fifth in exhibition play.
With the game tied 1-1, St. Louis gave Chicago a 5-on-3 power
play early in the second period after Dennis Wideman and Jamal
Mayers each were whistled for hooking in a 14-second span.
Hamilton gave the Hawks the lead when he took a pass from Aucoin
and beat Blues goalie Curtis Sanford with a one-timer from the left
circle at 3:32.
Vrbata made it 3-1 before the power play was over when he walked
in from the left boards and stuffed a shot by Sanford at the 4:59
Guerin scored a power-play goal 4:26 into the third, but St.
Louis couldn't get the equalizer.
The Blues fell to 1-4 in the preseason.
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