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Recap - Blues Vs. Jets - Blues "Shutout" At Home

Calling it inept officiating is probably being nice.

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The Blues were coming off of a key 2-1 win over Chicago Sunday night. They came home for the last home stand of the regular season tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets having played the night before beat the Wild 2-0. Jake Allen would get another start for the Blues. On the other side, Ondrej Pavelec would start for the Jets. Line combinations would be the same as they were in Chicago, with the only change being on defense. Carl Gunnarson would step back into the lineup starting off with Barret Jackman.

First Period:

Spoiler, the Blues didn't score in the first period. Neither did the Jets, I'd like to thank Mr. Allen for that. He would bring it once again tonight.

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Moving forward in the period, Ryan Reaves would get the first good chance for the Blues in the period.

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Reaves did a great job of avoiding Pavelec on the play. Jaden Schwartz had a great chance to score, but Pavelec had other ideas. Easily the save of the game here.

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T.J. Oshie laying down some hurt on Mark Scheifele

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Second Period:

Chris Thorburn (what?) would open up the scoring for the Jets.

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Allen seemed to have had it, but alas it squirts through and gives the Jets a one nothing lead. Then the fuckery started. Paul Stastny would tie the game, or so we all thought...

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Stastny would get called for a slashing penalty on a guy that apparently can't keep his stick in his hands. (insert your own jokes here). This would just be the beginning for this officiating crew who were god awful tonight. A few moments later Oshie would get called for a high stick which, ok, I got it. But it would be called a double minor because they thought that said high stick caused the Jet player to bleed. It wasn't. It was the reverse hit in the same series that would cause the player to bleed. So Osh would get the 4 minute variety penalty instead of 2. Whatever. Shoutout to the penalty killing as of late though. They went 4/4 on the kill tonight. Which is good considering it felt like the Blues were on the kill for pretty much the rest of the second. After all of that, the Blues were down 1-0 after two.

Third Period:

More non calls would go against the Blues. Backes would take a stick to the face, draw blood, and no call. Schwartz would be hooked down while pressuring in the offensive zone. No call. Which would lead to this Wheeler breakaway

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Lost in all of this tonight was how well Allen played. Making key saves at pivotal moments. The Blues offense couldn't get anything past Pavelec. Nothing. A guy that played the night before. Did the refs screw the Blues out of a goal? Sure. Was that the only reason they lost? No. But the Blues would go on to lose a real frustrating game one to one er, 1-0. Some silver lining in all of this? The Preds and the Blackhawks lost too. The Blues would win the central Thursday with a win against the Hawks and a loss by the Preds. I will leave you all with this. Shatty sums up my thoughts on the refs tonight.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So gentlemanly of <a href="">@shattdeuces</a> to congratulate the game winners <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; #TeamSTL (@Team_STL) <a href="">April 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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