Chicago Blackhawks blank St. Louis Blues in Game 3

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a glove save on a shot by St. Louis Blues center Steve Ott (29) as Johnny Oduya (27) watches during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Chicago. Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

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CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.

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Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and Marcus Kruger added an empty-netter as Chicago bounced back after a pair of overtime losses in St. Louis. Toews' 21st postseason goal was only the second score by a Blackhawks forward in the series.

Ryan Miller shook off another slow start and made 23 saves for St. Louis.

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