Halak helps Blues beat Blackhawks 4-1
Halak, who was acquired from Montreal in the offseason, hadn’t played since losing 3-1 to Colorado in the Blues’ exhibition opener Sept. 21. Ben Smith(notes) scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions but Halak stopped a penalty shot by Jeremy Morin(notes) with 4:05 left to help preserve the win.
Marty Turco(notes), who allowed all three goals, made 23 saves for the Blackhawks. Chicago (1-4-0) left top-line players such as Duncan Keith(notes), Marian Hossa(notes), Patrick Sharp(notes) and Jonathan Toews(notes) at home.