The St. Louis Blues were looking to exert some dominance against their rival the Chicago Blackhawks. Normally these games end up being close, nail biters but given the disparity in the standings, St. Louis was hoping for a cushy win.
They definitely got off to a good start in that endeavor. The Blues drew a penalty just 11 seconds into the game.
22 seconds after that, the Blues struck. Just 33 seconds into the game, Brayden Schenn scored the first goal of the game on a the power play.
However, the game was incredibly loose on both sides and strangely became a special teams battle in the early going.