Without the Bruins in the playoffs, I’ve circled every Blackhawks/Blues game as must-watch TV. It’s probably been the best first-round series in the NHL playoffs this year, and the rivalry grows every game.

The Blues beat the Blackhawks Tuesday night to take a 3-1 series lead, which is the most dangerous series lead in hockey. There were a couple of contentious moments during Tuesday night’s game.


Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford fights Robby Fabbri.

Andrew Shaw had a tough night. I think you can read his lips.