Forwards: Robby Fabbri/Paul Stastny/Alexander Steen...David Perron/Jaden Schwartz/Vladimir Tarasenko...Dmitrij Jaskin/Patrik Berglund/Nail Yakupov...Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo...Carl Gunnarsson/Kevin Shattenkirk...Joel Edmundson/Colton Parayko
Goalie: Jake Allen
The Blues finish up their road trip with a tilt against the Calgary Flames. The Blues got off to an early lead thanks to David Perron. With the Blues on the powerplay, Perron tips in a pass from Fabbri to make it 1-0 good guys. Perron get's his first goal back with the Blues. Fabbri and Pietrangelo picked up the assists.
Moving ahead to the second period, and here come the Flames. Within a 35 second span, the Flames scored twice. Former Blue Troy Brouwer fed Kris Versteeg on the first of the two goals...
The second one however, was definitely not one of Allen's best moments. Michael Ferland backhands the puck towards the net. Allen goes to glove it and well...
Not the best start to the second period for the Blues. David Perron had an answer for that though. His second goal of the night comes off of a rebound chance in front of the net. Johnson made the initial save but Perron stuck with it and buried it.
Later in the second, with the Blues on the powerplay, Paul Stastny appeared to have scored. At first, it was waved off. The puck took a weird bounce because it actually deflected off of the camera in the back of the net. Stastny gets his third goal of the year with Steen and Shattenkirk getting the assists.
Jake Allen seemed to have settled in after that fluky goal. With the Blues up 3-2, Jake stops consecutive shots from Frolik and Monahan to preserve the lead.
At the end of the second the Blues added yet another one thanks to a fantastic play by Yakupov. Yakupov slid the puck across to Berglund who buried it for the now 4-2 Blues lead.
To the third period now as David Perron scores his third goal of the game. *Throws hat at screen* His third goal was the best of the three. Perron stole the puck at center ice. Tarasenko fed Perron in front of the net. Perron makes a few nifty moves and scores to make it 5-2 Blues. Tarasenko picks up the only assist on the play.
The Flames were not done however. At the tail end of a 4-on-4 Mark Girodano rips one past Allen to cut the Blues lead to two.
The Flames almost made it 5-4 on a trickling puck that nearly rolled past the goal line.
However, the Flames actually made it 5-4 on a Versteeg one timer. Yikes.
Alexander Steen brought it home though. With the Flames goalie pulled, Steen slaps the puck into the open net like it owed it lunch money to seal the 6-4 win. Oh and David Perron gets on the score sheet again assisting on the goal. The Blues went 2 for 4 on the powerplay. They also outshot the Flames 40-27. Other than the Allen miss play the Blues had a solid effort on the ice.
The Blues return home Tuesday night to take on these Flames again.
From the Twitter Machine:
On the Perron Hat Trick....
David Perron went 3 years, 6 months and 4 days between goals for the #stlblues ... or 1,283 days.— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) October 23, 2016
From the man himself....
The Blues have been really good against the Flames...
And finally, I know you're all waiting with baited breath...The winner of the Panger Award is....
Alex Pietrangelo (Oh captain my captain with 2 assists and a hit)
Kris Versteeg (2 goals with 3 shots on goal. Efficient.)
David Perron (Duh.)