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Blackhawks end Elliott streak at 214 minutes, beat Blues 2-0

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) checks St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Dave Bolland (36) gets the puck past St. Louis Blues' Roman Polak (46), of the Czech Republic, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) (The Associated Press)

Corey Crawford stopped 30 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks got goals from Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa for a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Sunday, ending Blues goalie Brian Elliott's shutout streak at three games.

The Blackhawks lead the NHL with 68 points, and have won five in a row. They're 3-1 against the Blues, all with Crawford in net.

The Blues rarely tested Crawford until the third period and lost their second straight in front of a standing room crowd of 19,385 that had a healthy contingent of Blackhawks fans. St. Louis has seven games remaining, all but one at home.

Bickell tapped in his own rebound on a rush early in the second period to end Elliott's streak at 214 minutes. Hossa's short-handed goal off a faceoff win by Jonathan Toews was the crusher early in the third, coming 17 seconds after Duncan Keith was whistled for cross-checking David Backes in front of the Chicago net.