Blackhawks Score Four in the 3rd to Blast Blues Out of the Playoffs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d941940b5e.jpgJonathan Daniel/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks scored four fourth period goals to blast the St. Louis Blues 5-1 Sunday and win the best-of-seven first-round series in six games.  They lost the first two games of the series before rattling off four-straight victories. "It was one play here, one play there," Blues captain David Backes said.

"But it was on our stick and we needed to get the job done. We didn't get it done and we're going home too early."

In this game, the score was tied 1-1 heading into the third period, but Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp both scored in the opening 2:01 of the period to give the Hawks the lead for good. 

"They (Blues) were dominating the first 40 minutes here and we came back with maybe the best period of the year," coach Joel Quenneville said.

Corey Crawford continued his solid play making 35 saves in the win. 

Chicago now awaits the winner of the Colorado/Minnesota series. 

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