Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Thursday, September 30th
Game 2: Sunday, October 3rd

Blackhawks 1

(1-4-0, 2 pts)

Blues 4

(4-2-0, 8 pts)

8:00 PM ET, September 30, 2010

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
CHI 0 1 01
STL 0 2 24

J. Halak (G):

T. Oshie (RW):

B. Crombeen (RW):

Jaroslav Halak has 30 saves for win as Blackhawks rest top line

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves to record his first exhibition win with St. Louis and the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Halak, who was acquired from Montreal in the offseason, hadn't played since losing 3-1 to Colorado in the Blues' exhibition opener Sept. 21. Ben Smith scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions but Halak stopped a penalty shot by Jeremy Morin with 4:05 left to help preserve the win.

David Perron and Alex Steen both scored their fourth preseason goal for St. Louis (4-2-0). T.J. Oshie and Matt D'Agostini also scored.

Marty Turco, who allowed all three goals, made 23 saves for the Blackhawks. Chicago (1-4-0) left top-line players such as Duncan Keith, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews at home.

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