Report: No suspension for Shaw after charging Jackman

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Chicago forward Andrew Shaw won’t face any supplemental discipline for his hit on St. Louis’ Barret Jackman from Sunday night, per the Tribune.

Here’s the hit in question, which occurred early in the second period of the Blues’ 2-1 win and netted Shaw a two-minute charging minor:

Shaw does have a disciplinary history — during the ’12 playoffs, he was suspended three games for bowling over Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. He was also tossed from a game in mid-March versus the Islanders for headbutting New York forward Brock Nelson (though Shaw wasn’t given any further punishment for that infraction.)

As for Jackman, he went uninjured on the play and returned to finish with 19:59 TOI. It’s worth noting this is the second time Jackman’s been on the receiving end of a questionable hit in a matter of days; against Calgary last Thursday, Flames forward Brandon Bollig was given five and a game for boarding Jackman.

Bollig did not receive any supplemental discipline either.

Blues take over Central Division lead, beat Blackhawks

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The St. Louis Blues leapfrogged the Nashville Predators for the Central Division lead with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

The Blackhawks are third in the Central Division and six points up on the Minnesota Wild, who hold the first wild card seed.

St. Louis has now won three straight while Chicago had its four-game win streak snapped.

Kris Versteeg opened the scoring at 14:12 of the first period, but it was all St. Louis after that.

David Backes tied it 1-1 at 6:07 of the second period with his 26th of the season and Olli Jokinen netted the game winner at 15:12 of the second.

Jake Allen made 38 saves for the win while Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots in the loss.

Both teams lost defensemen in the first period.

St. Louis was without Robert Bortuzzo for the final two periods due to an upper body injury.

Kimmo Timonen was hit by Blues’ forward Ryan Reaves midway through the first and left with an undisclosed injury. The Blackhawks announced post-game that Timonen is day-to-day.

Video: Crawford robs Stastny on a breakaway

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With the game tied 1-1 midway through the second period, Blues forward Paul Stastny had an excellent chance to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead.

However, Corey Crawford not only stopped Stastny on the initial shot, but the rebound as well.

Video: Reaves loses teeth, Bortuzzo and Timonen suffer first period injuries

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The Blues lost defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and the Blackhawks are without Kimmo Timonen for the rest of the night in Chicago.

Bortuzzo played nearly three minutes of the first period before leaving with an upper body injury.

Timonen was hit by Blues tough guy Ryan Reaves near the midway mark of the first period and did not return.

Timonen played just three shifts.

The 40-year-old was playing 15th game of the season after missing the first five months recovering from blood clots.

Timonen’s teammate Brent Seabrook got a measure of revenge on Reaves in the second period.

Seabrook’s hit caused Reaves to lose a couple teeth.

Video: Shaw leaves his feet to hit Jackman

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw left his feet to deliver a hit on St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman in the second period

Shaw received two minutes for charging on the play.

Jackman was able to skate away from the play unharmed.

Shaw does have a history with the league’s Department of Player Safety, but given that Jackman was uninjured on the play it’s unlikely Shaw receives any supplemental discipline.