Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Joakim Nordstrom (42) checks St. Louis Blues center T.J. Oshie (74) during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Blackhawks at Blues: Teams Mix It Up

When division rivals meet in the NHL playoffs, you can expect that, sooner or later, tempers are going to flare over with players pushing and shoving.

It took less than a period in game one of the first-round series between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks for things to get chippy between the two teams that many view to be strong contenders to win the Stanley Cup.

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The Blackhawks lead the Blues 3-2 at the end of the first period.

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