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 - Carter Hutton
The Blues started a three game home stand taking on the team they beat on Saturday, the Calgary Flames. The Blues boasted a 6-4 win in Calgary. Tonight? Not so much. Let's pick up the action in the first. Four minutes in and 1-0 bad guys. Dennis Wideman (Yeah, he played for the Blues too) scores on a wide open chance.
It gets worse for the home team as they fell behind 2-0. Deryk Engelland receives a pass from Kris Versteeg and puts it in the back of the net.
The Flames almost made it 3-0 at the end of the first, but Hutton was thankfully up to the task. Sam Bennett raced past Bouwmeester to get a free chance at the net.
The Blues started a man down in the second. They forgot how to count to five skaters. That didn't come back to bite them in the ass(Thankfully). However, moments after killing off that penalty, they gave up the third goal of the night. Bennett this time beat Hutton with a wrist shot after skating around with the puck for what seemed like forever.
Brian Elliott was in net tonight for the second night in a row. Brian Elliott was probably bored. Elliott saw all of eleven shots in the first two periods. Pietrangelo slapped one in Elliott's direction, but Ells made the save look easy.
The Blues finally broke through in the third. After an initial penalty on Bennett for bording, Mark Giordanno got one for delay of game. The Blues took advantage of the 5 on 3 and finally got one past Elliott. Shattenkirk scores on a wrist shot cutting the lead down to 3-1 Flames. Assists go to Tarasenko and and Parayko.
The Blues pulled Hutton with about 2 minutes left. Needless to say, that didn't work.
Final score 4-1 Flames. Lackluster effort from the Blues all around. Couldn't take advantage of a team that played the night before. I will give props to the Flames for beating the Blackhawks and Blues on back to back nights. Not an easy thing to do. (On paper anyway, the Blues made it really easy for them tonight). On to the next one. That'll be Thursday night against the once rival Red Wings.
From the Twitter Machine:
Someone isn't happy about the loss. (I mean who is, but yeesh)
Loungers are PISSED!! pic.twitter.com/iWxY8T8AL9— Art Lippo (@ArtLippo) October 26, 2016
The video the Blues put together for Elliott and Brouwer:
Thanks for everything, @KidElls1 & @TroyBrouwer36. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/JYk3vPCpQH— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 26, 2016
Brouwer appreciaties you St. Louis.
Thank you to the @StLouisBlues and Blues fans for the warm welcome back and the great tribute to @KidElls1 and I. Love you St. Louis— Troy Brouwer (@TroyBrouwer36) October 26, 2016
From the "No Shit" department -
Alex Steen: "I think we were too slow in our actions. They made us look sloppy on a team that was on a back-to-back." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) October 26, 2016
Dennis Wideman - ( HEY I PLAYED FOR THE BLUES, WHERE IS MY VIDEO PACKAGE - Postgame quote* *Probably not)
Brian Elliott - (They gave him the second star for staying awake through the first two periods)