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Halak makes 30 stops as St. Louis Blues beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

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St. Louis Blues\' B.J. Crombeen, left, and Chicago Blackhawks\' Kyle Beach (12) fight in the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 ,in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) Author: The Hockey News

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Halak makes 30 stops as St. Louis Blues beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

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ST. LOUIS - Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves to record his first exhibition win with St. Louis and the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Halak, who was acquired from Montreal in the off-season, hadn't played since losing 3-1 to Colorado in the Blues' exhibition opener Sept. 21. Ben Smith scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions but Halak stopped a penalty shot by Jeremy Morin with 4:05 left to help preserve the win.

David Perron and Alex Steen both scored their fourth pre-season goal for St. Louis (4-2-0). T.J. Oshie and Matt D'Agostini also scored.

Marty Turco, who allowed all three goals, made 23 saves for the Blackhawks. Chicago (1-4-0) left top-line players such as Duncan Keith, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews at home.

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Halak makes 30 stops as St. Louis Blues beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-1