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Blues Vs. Canucks Recap: 'Nuck Off

The Blues blow it late, lose first game of the year in overtime.

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup -

Forwards: David Perron/Alexander Steen/Vladimir Tarasenko...Robby Fabbri/Paul Stastny/Ty Rattie...Magnus Paajarvi/Patrik Berglund/Nail Yakupov...Scottie Upshall/Dmitrij Jaskin/Ryan Reaves

Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo...Robert Bortuzzo/Kevin Shattenkirk...Joel Edmundson/Colton Parayko

Goalie: Jake Allen

NOTE: The Blues did some line juggling in the second. Those lines were:

Fabbri/Stastny/Yakupov...Paajarvi/Berglund/Rattie

Also of note, Kyle Brodziak, Carl Gunnarsson and Jori Lehtera were all scratches tonight.

Game Highlights:

After the 3-0-0 start, the Blues head to Vancouver for a matchup with the Canucks. Picking up the action in the first period, Jake Allen robs Loui Eriksson keeping the game scoreless.

Later in the period, the Canucks seemed to have scored after Luca Sbisa drove to the net. The puck deflected off of him and went in. By deflected I meant he kicked it in, (or so was ruled by the NHL) and the game remained 0-0 for the rest of the period.

Here is the goal/non goal in gif form.(credit: Cristiano Simonetta)

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The second period went a little better for the Blues. Not that it was great, but the Blues were able to get on the board. Vladimir Tarasenko broke the 0-0 tie about midway through the period. On the play, Allen made a decent save at one end of the ice. Alexander Steen snared the loose puck and flung it to Tarasenko. Jacob Markstrom thought he had a chance. *Spoiler* He didn't. Tarasenko picks up his fourth goal of the year. Steen had the only assist on the play.

Moving on ahead to the third period. The Blues maintained sat back on that 1-0 lead until Bo Horvat broke through with only 2:55 left on the clock.

With the point salvaged, the Blues headed into their first 3-on-3 overtime of the year. It unfortunately ended badly for the good guys. Creepy Sedin twin number two scores (Get it? He's creepy because he's a red head. Also, have you ever seen this guy?!)  to give the Canucks a 2-1 win. Fun fact: The Canucks haven't lost a game, but have yet to lead in regulation this year. That's a bold strategy Cotton...The Blues were outshot by Vancouver 26-24. Both teams were 0-fer on their respective powerplays. (The Blues went 0-3 while the Canucks went 0-4)

The Blues finally lose a game, but still ended up getting a point. Only the 2013-14 Blues have done that. (They went 4-0-0 in the same stretch of games)Still on pace for 81-0-1 am I right? The Blues head off to Edmonton Thursday for a 8:00 game against the Oilers.

From The Twitter Machine:

In kind of Blues news, Matthew Tkachuk scored his first goal for the Flames.

Colton Parayko postgame interview:

Agreed. What the hell was this asshat doing there anyway?

And finally, shameless plug for the newspaper's fearless leader:

Three Stars:

Bo Horvat (scored GTG...Doesn't know what the REAL Bo knows.)

Vladimir Tarasenko (Scored the only goal for the Blues. On pace for 168 goals. Probably.)

Jacob Markstrom (Has a career record of 27 and 42, but whatever)