Morning Box Score
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 17, 2009 4:00PM
Blackhawks Make St. Louis Sing The Blues
Cristobal Huet locked things down in goal for the Blackhawks as they skated to a 3-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues. The game was Huet's 2nd shoutout of the year and the 22nd of his career as he stopped all 27 shots he faced. Troy Brouwer scored late in the first and Brian Campbell followed a few minutes later with a power play goal to put the 'Hawks up 2-0 at the first intermission. Marian Hossa netted his fifth goal of the season late in the second and the 'Hawks cruised the rest of the way for the victory. Jonathan Toews had two assists on the night. Now at 21-8-3, it's the best start for the 'Hawks after 32 games since the '82-'83 season. The 'Hawks host the Bruins tomorrow night (7:30 p.m., CSN).
- Robo Kreps sank a key shot in the waning seconds as the struggling UIC Flames managed to pull of a mild 63-61 upset of Oregon State for their second win of the season. Kreps led the Flames with 19 points while Zavion Neeley added 13.
- Northwestern improved to 8-1 after dispatching the Univ. of North Florida 84-54. Six NU players - including all five starters - scored in double-digits, led by Michael Thompson who had 14.
- Loyola got a half-court buzzer beater from Courtney Stanley to cap off a dramatic comeback and edge Bradley 68-65. Stanley had 8 points on the night and Terrance Hill scored 20 for the Ramblers.
- DePaul was on the wrong side of an upset as American University upended the Blue Demons 62-57. Devin Hill scored 16 in the losing effort as DePaul fell to 6-4 on the year.