CHICAGO - It's been a chaotic opening series for the Blackhawks and things don't appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Goals have been hard to come by with only six shots finding the back of the net for either side in a combined six plus periods thus far.
Duncan Keith broke the ice for the Hawks late in the second frame of game two, thanks in large part to a hard-fought screen by Andrew Shaw.
Shaw lit the lamp himself later in the third, powering through multiple crosschecks before mustering up enough strength to push the puck past Brian Elliot for the game-winner.
Nothing new for Shaw, who prides himself on mixing it up deep in enemy territory to give his team the edge in 'greasy' goals.
But getting into those undesirable areas comes at cost - most notably, physical pain.
Through two games, the Blues have outhit the Blackhawks 82 to 49.
It's tough a price to pay, but don't expect the defending Stanley Cup champs to change their tune in game three.