Forwards - Jaden Schwartz/Paul Stastny/Alexander Steen, Robby Fabbri/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko, Dmitrij Jaskin/Patrik Berglund/David Perron, Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen - Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo, Brad Hunt/Kevin Shattenkirk, Joel Edmundson/Colton Parayko
Goaltender - Jake Allen
Carl Gunnarsson was announced as a late scratch for tonight's game against the Devils. Brad Hunt makes his Blues debut. He didn't waste any time taking advantage of the opportunity. Just a minute and fifty seconds into the game, Hunt sets up Robby Fabbri for the early 1-0 Blues lead. It's Hunt's first NHL point with the Blues. Tarasenko also gets credit for an assist.
The Blues did not look like a team that played the night before. In fact they looked better than what they did on Thursday. Late in the period the Blues almost made it 2-0 but Devil's starter Keith Kinkaid makes two back to back saves.
Jake Allen played the night before as you all know. He didn't show it. He denies Devante Smith-Pelly on the initial shot and then is eventually able to gobble up the puck.
The Blues go up 2-0 on a goal from...Ryan Reaves?!?! Yes, yes it was. Reaves deflected a shot from Alex Pietrangelo and it found the back of the net. First Brodziak and now Reaves? What is this world coming to? What's next, Upshall scoring?
The Devils wound up scoring about a minute or so later. PA Parenteau makes it 2-1 on a rebound chance. Couldn't you let us celebrate that Reaves goal a little bit longer?
The Blues wouldn't stop at 2-1 though. While on a 5-on-3 powerplay, Jaden Schwartz tips an Alex Steen shot in for a 3-1 Blues lead. Looks like they didn't take the second period off tonight. Why wouldn't Schwartz score on the Devils' Star Wars night. (Insert your own obscure Spaceballs joke here)
The Blues did not let up in the third period. Robby Fabbri wanted a fourth goal. And Robby Fabbri gets what Robby Fabbri wants. Or so it seemed on this individual effort to give him his second goal of the night.
The Blues played a great game on the road. They give the Devils their first loss in regulation at home. The final score was 4-1. Ryan Reaves gets credit for the game winning goal. Wait what? The Blues play again on Sunday as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild.
From the Twitter Machine:
I mean, the guy has a point. I bet his older brother Mike is a proud one.
Reaves has had a GWG before...
First Game Winning Goal for Ryan Reaves since Nov 23, 2014.#stlblues— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) December 10, 2016
In Soviet Russia points tally you.
Three assists so far tonight for Tarasenko, giving him 31 points in 28 games.— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) December 10, 2016
Some numbers from the Blues win tonight:
Yeah, that happened.
A complete game. I'm not used to the #StLBlues having one of those on the road.— Fried Xmas Pastry (@KingDonutI) December 10, 2016
Player of the game:
The team. They played a full 60 tonight despite playing that dumpster fire last night. Kudos to the boys.