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      Blues beat Blackhawks to clinch home-ice

      Jaden Schwartz scores in the second period of the Blues' 3-1 win over Chicago.


      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian Elliott made 22 saves and Jaden Schwartz had his first two-goal game as the St. Louis Blues earned home-ice advantage for the first-round of the playoffs by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Saturday night.


      The Blues won 12 of their last 15 games to capture fourth place in the Western Conference.


      Elliott and the Blues were helped by facing a Chicago lineup that was devoid of almost every regular.


      Ben Smith, who was playing in his first game of the season, scored for Chicago.


      The two-goal game was the first of Schwartz's career. Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis and David Backes had two assists to give him 300 points for his career.

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