Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: St. Louis at Chicago, 19 March 2014
And for the first time, the Crown of Fecal Matter will go to the loser of a Belt match.
Can St. Louis hold the belt? Can Chicago shed the hat?
Tale of the Tape:
|Chicago Blackhawks||St. Louis Blues|
|Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville||Coach||Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock|
|Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (68)||Points Leader||T.J. “Whoashie” Oshie (54)|
|Kane and Patrick “A Very Handsome Man” Sharp (29)||Goals Leader||Alexander “The Above Average” Steen (30)|
|Corey “The Crow” Crawford||Goaltender||Ryan “All-America” Miller|
|Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival||Threero||None (yet)|
|Ben “Buzzfeed” Smith||Rookie To Watch||Dmitrj “Double J” Jaskin”|
|2||Title Belts Won||3|
|2-3 as Challenger, 4-2 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||9-2 as Champion, 3-0 as Challenger|
St. Louis has won the three previous meetings — all for the Belt — and Chicago hasn’t beat a Conference III team since the Blackhawks last won the Belt by beating Colorado 7-2 on December 27.
If St. Louis retains, they’ll next face a challenge March 27 against Minnesota. If Chicago wins it, they’ll put it up against Nashville on Sunday.
Puck drops at 7 PM tonight. The Belt match is televised nationally on NBCSN.