Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at St. Louis, 28 December 2013
Tonight, Chicago travels to St. Louis to defend the Conference III Championship Belt for the second time in two days, after Patrick Sharp got hats and a belt for his birthday with the Hawks retaining by virtue of a 7-2 win over Colorado Friday night.
Let’s see how they stack up:
The Tale of the Tape:
|St. Louis Blues||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock||Coach||Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville|
|Alexander “The Above Average” Steen (38)||Points Leader||Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (50)|
|Steen (24)||Goals Leader||Kane (22)|
|Jaroslav “The Slovakian Stopper” Halak||Goaltender||Antti “
|None (yet)||Threero||Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival|
|Dmitrij “Double J” Jaskin||Rookie To Watch||Ben “Buzzfeed” Smith|
|1||Title Belts Won||2|
|1-0 as Challenger, 2-1 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||4-1 as Champion, 2-3 as Challenger|
Three games, three belt matches for the two best teams in Conference III. It’s St. Louis’ first shot at the Belt since their season-opening run.
If the Blues manage to wrest back the belt, they’ll turn around and defend it against the Dallas Stars tomorrow, the third Belt Game in three days after the Christmas break. Should Chicago retain, they’ll defend it again Jan. 14 against the Avalanche.
Puck drops in St. Louis at 7 PM.