Sadly, this was the only fight from the entire Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday night.
When the dust settled, the Hawks had lost 5-1 in an ugly game, erasing any positive momentum they had created with wins in Ottawa and Detroit.
Andrew Brunette scored Chicago’s only goal early in the third period on a nice redirect of a Brent Seabrook shot.
But that was all the Hawks did right, or well, on Tuesday evening.
Sami Lepisto left the game with a lower-body injury that looked too much like the fall that ended Daniel Carcillo’s season.
Marian Hossa was credited with zero shots on goal in over 22 minutes of ice time. Patrick Sharp was credited with one shot on net in over 21 minutes on the ice. In total, Chicago only put 20 shots on Jaroslav Halak in the game.
Ray Emery allowed all five goals on 31 shots. He wasn’t sharp, but didn’t get much help from the skaters in front of him.
The power play once again stunk as well, failing on five opportunities.
This was another clear case of the bi-polar Blackhawks that have frustrated fans all season. After dominating efforts against the Sens and Wings, they didn’t show up at all against a Blues team that, when the final horn sounded, had the best record in the NHL. The Blues outplayed the Blackhawks in every aspect of the game.
Chicago hosts the New York Rangers on Friday night.