Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/22/13
CHICAGO -- The Madhouse on Madison Street was packed with 21,455 fans and the Blackhawks didn't disappoint their faithful, defeating the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in Chicago's lockout-delayed home opener at the United Center. Chicago remains perfect in the young season, improving to 3-0-0, while St. Louis suffered its first loss of 2013, falling to 2-1. What's more, the Blues continue to have fits in Chicago: they haven't won at the United Center since Feb. 3, 2010. Viktor Stalberg scored his second goal of the season at 2:09 of the third period, assisted by Bryan Bickell and Johnny Oduya, putting Chicago's victory on ice. St. Louis managed to avoid a shutout when left wing Andy McDonald tallied at 4:40 of the third period, his third goal of the season. The Blues then put a scare into Chicago with just over five minutes remaining, taking advantage of both the power play and sloppy defense by the Blackhawks as T.J. Oshie closed the scoring gap with his second goal of the season. An...
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