St. Louis at Chicago

    Blackhawks blank Blues behind tryout goalie's performance

    CBS wire reports

    CHICAGO -- Brian Boucher, invited to training camp on a tryout basis, stopped 26 shots to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.

    Brian Bochenski and Adrian Aucoin scored for the Blackhawks.

    Chicago's top goalie, Nikolai Khabibulin didn't dress. Patrick Lalime, tabbed for the backup role, is expected to miss three months following surgery last week to repair a herniated disc.

    Boucher or Sebastien Caron will likely back up Khabibulin during the first half of the season as Lalime recovers.

    St. Louis' Curtis Sanford played the first 29 minutes and 42 seconds, allowing one goal on nine shots. Jason Bacashihua finished, stopping 10 of 11.

    Bochenski opened the scoring 3:54 in, beating Sanford from the slot after taking Dave Bolland's centering pass from the corner.

    Aucoin made it 2-0 with 3:04 left in the second. His shot from the blue line slipped between Bacashihua's pads while the teams were skating 4-on-4.

    The Blackhawks' biggest offseason acquisition, right wing Martin Havlat, was not in the lineup.

    Bill Guerin, signed by the Blues as a free agent, played his first game with St. Louis. Doug Weight, reacquired from the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, and goalie Manny Legace -- signed from Detroit -- didn't dress for the game.

    Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
    St. Louis0000
    Chicago «1102

    Related Video

    Scoring Summary
    3:54Brandon Bochenski - Assists: Dave Bolland and Michael Blunden
    16:56Adrian Aucoin - Assists: Radim Vrbata and Mikael Holmqvist
    Penalty Summary
    :17Eric Brewer: delay-of-game - minor
    1:35Brandon Bochenski: tripping - minor
    6:04Martin Rucinsky: tripping - minor
    10:16Dustin Byfuglien: tripping - minor
    13:13Carl Soderberg: hooking - minor
    18:50Dustin Byfuglien: hooking - minor
    5:36Aaron MacKenzie: tripping - minor
    9:55Lasse Kukkonen: interference - minor
    14:31Aaron MacKenzie: interference - minor
    15:05Barret Jackman: fighting - major
    15:05Danny Richmond: roughing - minor
    15:05Danny Richmond: fighting - major
    15:32Eric Brewer: holding - minor
    19:16Denis Arkhipov: hooking - minor
    9:11Carl Soderberg: delay-of-game - minor
    10:59Dustin Byfuglien: tripping - minor
    12:44Adrian Aucoin: cross-checking - minor
    14:23Rene Bourque: slashing - minor
    15:18Jay McClement: tripping - minor
    St. Louis1079 26
    Chicago596 20
    Attendance - 6751
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Dean Morton, Kevin Pollock
    Line Judges - Mark Pare, Dan Schachte
    Other Games
    Ott 5 Final
    Pitt 2
    Buf 1 Final
    Colu 4
    Bos 5 Final
    Mon 2
    NYR 3 Final
    NJ 1
    Det 2 Final
    Min 3
    Van 1 Final
    Cal 3
    Dal 1 Final
    Colo 4
    Pho 1 Final
    Edm 3
    SJ 3 Final
    LA 1