Blues dump champs

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ST. LOUIS -- Ty Conklin shut down a team that burned him for seven goals last month, stopping 25 shots in the St. Louis Blues' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Vladimir Sobotka, Brad Boyes and Brad Winchester scored for the Blues, who dominated much of the way to win their fourth in a row and end the Blackhawks' four-game winning streak. Matt D'Agostini had two assists for the Blues, who pelted Marty Turco with 43 shots to make things a bit easier on their backup goalie.

Conklin surrendered seven goals on 24 shots in a loss at Chicago on Nov. 30, but he's 3-0 at home this season.

Just as Chicago got Patrick Kane back in the lineup after he missed eight games because of an ankle injury, the Blackhawks lost another key player.

Jonathan Toews, Chicago's second-leading scorer with 33 points, was injured on a check in the first period and didn't return.

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