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Blues Vs. Canucks Recap: Back to Back is Back, Jack!

Colton breaks glass, Blues break Canucks hearts.

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After a 4-2 win over Edmonton, the Blues would come right back and face a tough Canucks squad. Jake Allen would get the start for the Blues tonight. The Canucks would counter with our old buddy Ryan Miller. Your forward lines tonight would be a little different as Scott Gomez would get his first start in the note. The Lines were: Steen/Stastny/Tarasenko, Schwartz/Lehtera/Brouwer, Jaskin/Backes/Upshall, and Ott/Gomez/Brodziak. Your D-parings would feature Pietrangelo/Bouwmeester, Gunnarson/Parayko, and Edmunson/Bortuzzo. Also of note, former Blue Adam Cracknell would be in the line up for the Canucks tonight as well.

First Period:

Now this isn't exactly what I would call textbook hockey here. Hell I'm not even sure it's reckless. But it's sure as hell is lucky. If I hadn't seen it myself I wouldn't have believed it. The Canucks had a FOUR ON ONE. What do you think the end result is?

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If you guessed were wrong. Not sure what is worse. The Blues giving up a four on one or not scoring on said four on one. Pretty bad either way really.

After surviving that scare the Blues would score first. Yes, you read that right. THE BLUES SCORED FIRST:

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Shout out to Gunnarson on that play. He would manage to keep the puck in and get over to Schwartz. Lehtera would take the pass and finish it there for the 1-0 good guys lead.  Steen would come out for a bit for an equipment issue. He would return later in the period.

It's starting to become known around the league that Colton Parayko has a hard shot. Well if they didn't know before, they do now. Usually this is only the kind of thing you only see in a video game. What a cannon.

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Second Period:

The Blues still holding that 1-0 lead thanks to Jake Allen.

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Back in the first it looked like he had hurt something or got hurt by a shot but as you can see he bounced back. Which is a good thing because the Blues would need him.

This Tarasenko kid. Pretty good at the hockey. Picking off a pass in the middle of the ice to start it back the other way and Steen would finish the play off to make it 2-0.

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Stastny would make a great backhanded pass back to Tarasenko. He dished it to Steen who would finish it off. Man this line is clicking. Yes, it's early in the year but you wouldn't think it the way these three have been playing. With that being said. Stastny would come out of the game in the second period with a lower body injury. By that I mean he blocked a shot and never came back in. He apparently came back out to start the third, but went right back into the locker room. Hopefully that means it's not bad and won't be out long.

Sorry for being a Debbie Downer so for that here's a Bortuzzo goal:

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Nice to see Bort come up and finish off the play. A few minutes later Derek Dorsett would have a problem and would resort to fisticuffs with Bort. If you're keeping track Bort was just an assist away from the Howe hat-trick.

Later in the period the Blues would be on a power play. Usually that's a good thing. This particular time? Not so much:

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Oops. Was it just me or did Jake look really awkward there? 3-1 Blues. Looking good so far after two.

Third Period:

I wouldn't come out and say the Blues were cruising at this point because Vancouver was still making it interesting. This game was one of the easier games I've seen played on the second night of a back to back.  I mean Kyle Brozdiak scored. (No offense Kyle):

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It was 4-1 at this point. And then Canucks why?!

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Jared McCann was having none of this. 4-2 Blues now and Vancouver was pushing HARD. It would stay 4-2 after the Blues would miss some very high quality chances to score. Schwartz missed an open net after getting Miller out of position. The Canucks would eventually pull Miller and Backes would miss a LITERALLY wide open net. Could have easily been out of reach at this point. But the Blues couldn't capitalize. But of course guess who did?

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If you guessed creepy looking Sedin twin, you'd be correct. You don't win anything but hey good on you. Luckily, that would be the last goal for the Canucks and the Blues would win it by the score of 4-3. It was the first time since 2011 that the Blues would win at Rodgers arena. (Yikes.)

Three Stars:

3rd: Alexander Steen (1 goal, 1 assist, and a nose for the back of the net)

2nd: Brandon Sutter (1 goal, 2 assists, meh)

1st: Vladimir Tarasenko (0 goals, 2 assists, stabbed a guy in the mouth)

The Blues continue their beat all the teams in Canada tour Sunday as they take on the Jets.