Blues falter in Game 4; Series now best-of-3

Blues falter in Game 4; Series now best-of-3

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues knocks the puck away from Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks as Alex Pietrangelo #27 applies pressure in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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by Brian Feldman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 24 at 1:32 AM

CHICAGO, Ill. (HockeyStL) -- Down two. Up one. Tied. Lose in overtime.

Game 4 was such an emotional roller coaster for the Blues it's almost unthinkable what they were going through on the ice at the United Center.  But in the end, Ryan Miller was unable to stop Patrick Kane from beating him in overtime to give the Blackhawks the 4-3 OT victory which ties this series up at two games apiece.

"Kane set it up well.  He had the middle of the ice and he had (Blues defenseman Kevin) Shattenkirk in between me and the puck so it wasn't ideal for us," Ryan Miller said of that game winning goal.

Now the Blues have to go back to Scottrade in St. Louis searching for something it lost several days ago.

"(The Blackhawks) have the momentum now," Ken Hitchcock said. "We have to take it back.  We got two of three at home but we have to take the momentum back."

"All of these games could have been won by either of the two teams," Miller said. "We just have to keep battling and keep playing good hockey.  It's a seven game series.  We knew it was going to be tight."

This is just the sixth playoff series in Blues franchise history that has seen at least three games go to overtime, and the first since the 2001 Conference versus Colorado.

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