Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Keys to Evening Up the Series vs. St. Louis Blues

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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Keys to Evening Up the Series vs. St. Louis Blues
Jeff Roberson

The Chicago Blackhawks are in need of a win Saturday to even up their Western Conference first-round series with the St. Louis Blues. Following a heartbreaking triple-overtime defeat, coach Joel Quenneville and the Blackhawks would love to level the playing field before heading home.

Coming back to Chicago in a 2-0 hole wouldn't mean an end to the series. However, it would cast a certain amount of desperation on the club if the Blues hold serve at the Scottrade Center on Saturday afternoon.

St. Louis is going to pick up the services of injured players T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund later in the series. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is holding those potential trump cards in his pocket. A full-strength St. Louis lineup would increase the degree of difficulty for the 'Hawks.

Here are some keys for Chicago to swipe Game 2 in the series from the Blues. 

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