66
      Monday
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      Tuesday
      76 / 55
      Wednesday
      75 / 54

      Blackhawks eliminate Blues with Game 6 win

      Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell, left, celebrates with teammate Marian Hossa, center, and Brent Seabrook (7) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
      Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell, left, celebrates with teammate Marian Hossa, center, and Brent Seabrook (7) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
      CHICAGO (AP) - Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal third period to finish off the St. Louis Blues with a 5-1 victory in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday.

      Chicago won four in a row after a slow start in St. Louis. The defending Stanley Cup champions will play the winner of the Minnesota-Colorado series in the Western Conference semifinals. The Avalanche lead the Wild 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Minnesota on Monday night.

      Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Keith scored in the third period as the Blackhawks improved to 14-2 in home playoff games over the last two seasons. Corey Crawford made 35 saves, keeping Chicago in a tie game when St. Louis controlled the second period.

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