Forwards: Jaden Schwartz/A returning Paul Stastny/David Perron, Alexander Steen/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko, Robby Fabbri/Patrik Berglund/Dmitrij Jaskin, Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen: Joel Edmundson/Alex Pietrangelo, Carl Gunnarsson/Kevin Shattenkirk, Colton Parayko/Jay Bouwmeester
Goaltender: Carter Hutton
Welcome back from the holiday everyone. Hope you had a good Christmas. On to the action. Wayne Simmonds opened up the scoring with just three and a half minutes gone in the period. A seeing eye pass from Travis Konecny found it's way to Simmmonds' stick and just like that 1-0 Flyers.
More video evidence that Parayko's stick doesn't immediately shatter on shots. With a decent glove save from Steve (not Chris) Mason.
The Blues finally broke through with five minutes to go on the powerplay. Kevin Shattenkirk was the recipient of a drop pass (they should still be killed with fire.) from Alexander Steen. Shattenkirk fires a one timer on net, and just like that it's a tie game.
The Blues found the back of the net again in the period. At the latter moments, while on the powerplay, Colton Parayko finds Robby Fabbri for his first goal of the night. Fabbri scored at almost the same spot that Shattenkirk did. It's now a 2-1 Blues lead.
Joel Edmundson was denied by Mason just a minute into the second. Schwartz found the wide open Edmundson, who couldn't get it in the back of the net.
Things at the other end of the ice could have been better though. The Flyers tie the game up at two on a deflection. Nick Cousins was able to deflect the Ivan Provorov shot off of Gunnarsson's leg and into the net. Dammit Carl. 2-2.
Blues almost gave up a third goal in the frame, but Hutton was up to the task. Manson and Simmonds caught the Blues on a line change, and Simmonds busted in unopposed. Hutton makes the stop and keeps the game tied at two.
Well, it's the all important third period. The game is tied. Which Blues were going to show up? I mean you leave a guy that wide open and all. Power play goal puts the Flyers back up 3-2. Shit.
However, the Blues (enter some cliche about not giving up or something here) tie the game at three thanks to a deflection from David Perron. (No, not Jaden Schwartz guys. C'mon NBCSN)
Just a few moments later, the fourth line strikes again. This time it's Scottie Upshall on a tip in to put the Blues ahead 4-3 and they weren't gonna stay in the lead for good.
Just when you thought the game couldn't get any more "Fabbrilous" Robby makes a great play to net his second goal of the night. Fitting that the Flyers wear orange because Fabbri just spun around the Flyers defenseman like a traffic cone. 5-3 Blues
And then...THROW ALL THE HATS.
Blues win 6-3. Goals from Shattenkirk(8) Fabbri(9,10,11) Perron(10) and Upshall(4). Carter Hutton gets the well deserved win. The Blues are back at it Friday night, before that one thing going on downtown. Not sure what that could be though.
From The Twitter Machine:
So glad those Blues didn't show up tonight
The Blues had four goals in the third period tonight. In their previous nine third periods, they had three goals.— Tom Timmermann (@tomtimm) December 29, 2016
Gonna need some more Bort signs! Robert Bortuzzo will be a Blue for two more years.
Player of the Game:
Kelly Chase for almost being molested by Pierre. And Robby Fabbri.