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Healthy 'Hawks set to begin Cup defense

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ST. LOUIS (AP) Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.

For the Blues to prevail against the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup of 100-point teams and long-time rivals with Game 1 Thursday night, coach Ken Hitchcock says they'll need standout play from goalie Ryan Miller.

St. Louis lost in six games to the Kings and Jonathan Quick last year and acquired Miller from Buffalo in hopes of making a deep run.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1t F. Beauchemin, Anh202
1t M. Beleskey, Anh211
1t B. Bennett, Pit211
1t L. Eller, Mon211
1t A. Emelin, Mon202
1t R. Getzlaf, Anh211
1t B. Gionta, Mon211
1t J. Johnson, Cls211
1t A. Killorn, TB211
1t E. Malkin, Pit202
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player
1F. Andersen, Anh3.00
2M. Fleury, Pit3.00
3C. Price, Mon3.04
4A. Lindback, TB3.80
5K. Lehtonen, Dal4.00
6S. Bobrovsky, Cls4.07
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