Blackhawks lament ‘brutal loss’ to Blues


Wednesday’s Rivalry Night game between the Blackhawks and Blues was skin-tight, but Alex Steen took advantage of Chicago’s late mistake to give St. Louis a 3-2 win. Needless to say, the ‘Hawks believe it was a tough way to lose:

Head coach Joel Quenneville told’s Tracey Myers that he was happy with the overall effort, but not so much about the breakdown that happened before that 3-2 goal.

“We played a good game. But you can’t make a mistake like that,” Quenneville said. “Brutal loss. We’ve gotta get that game to overtime. I don’t now what we were thinking about.”

Jonathan Toews looks back at Chicago’s last two losses as 3-4 points left on the table, as the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus reports.

“I feel like tonight we got robbed of two points, and last game we got robbed of one point,” Toews said.

Even Corey Crawford is kicking himself.

“As a goalie, you want to come with a save,” Crawford said. “That’s one I stop a bunch of times if that’s replayed.”

Chicago won’t need to wait long to get another crack at the Blues. They’re scheduled to host St. Louis on Oct. 17.