Final

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Chicago leads 2-0

Game 1: Sunday, September 23rd
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Blackhawks4
Game 2: Saturday, September 29th
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Blues 3

(1-3-0, 2 pts)

Blackhawks 4

(2-2-1, 5 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 23, 2007

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Top Skaters

Blackhawks 4, Blues 3

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Williams scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 preseason win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.

Martin Havlat and Rene Bourque also scored for Chicago (2-2-1), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Williams has two goals and three assists in three preseason contests.

Lee Stempniak, Eric Brewer and Jeff Woywitka had goals for St. Louis (1-3).

Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves. Manny Legace allowed four goals on 20 shots through two periods for St. Louis. Jason Bacashihua played the third and stopped both shots he faced.

Havlat fired in a rebound 41 seconds into the first to open the scoring. Stempniak tied it 46 seconds later, connecting from the edge of the crease.

Brewer gave the Blues a 2-1 lead at 3:43 of the second when his shot deflected off Chicago's James Wisniewski and between Khabibulin's legs.

William's first goal, at 6:11 of the second, tied it 2-2. He swept in a shot from the right side of the net after the puck deflected off St. Louis' Alex Brooks.

Williams gave Chicago a 3-2 lead during a power play with 4:50 left in the second on a high shot from the left circle.

Bourque made it 4-2 with 2:11 remaining in the period when his shot ticked in off Legace's left skate.

Woywitka cut it to 4-3 on a screened shot with 7:35 left.

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