CHICAGO (AP) -- Their two-goal lead in the third period evaporated quickly and the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves in a shootout against a goalie who had already made 37 saves in St. Louis' Jaroslav Halak.
Needing a win to get closer to a playoff berth against the team with the most points in the NHL, Chicago turned to Dave Bolland.
Bolland, 0 for 3 in shootouts this season before Thursday, responded with a nice fake before scoring the only goal in the shootout Thursday night as the Blackhawks edged the Blues 4-3.
"You've got 20,000 fans screaming," Bolland said. "You're thinking of so many moves in your head. For me, it was go down and whatever came to my head, try to put it in. You're not really sure. Should I shoot? Should I deke? Should I just bury my head and put it through him. Halak's a good goalie."
After Bolland -- the Blackhawks' fourth skater -- scored, St. Louis' Patrick Berglund hit the goalpost, sealing Chicago's victory.
Kris Russell's long slap shot through ...