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After winning the first two of a challenging three-game trip, the Chicago Blackhawks know a final difficult task awaits against one the NHL's best home teams. The streaky Blackhawks look for a fourth straight victory when they face the rival St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Since Jan. 21, Chicago (36-24-7) has lost nine in a row, then won four straight before losing the next three prior to its current three-game winning streak. "You know over the course of a season, you're going to have some good stretches and some tough stretches," coach Joel Quenneville said. This current stretch of success might be the most important for a Chicago team hoping to improve its sixth-place standing in the Western Conference. After beating reeling Toronto 5-4 at home Wednesday, the Blackhawks posted a pair of 2-1 victories at Ottawa on Friday and Sunday in Detroit. All have come without star captain Jonathan Toews, who will miss an eighth straight game with an apparent concussion. Ray Emery has ...
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