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Blues Vs. Canucks Recap: Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, EVERYBODY!!

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Except you 56. You're a scratch.

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Blues Lineup:

Forwards: Jaden Schwartz/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko...Robbi Fabbri/Paul Stastny/Troy Brouwer...Dmitrij Jaskin/Patrik Berglund/David Backes...Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves

Defensive Pairs: Actually looking different tonight with Joel Edmundson/Alex Pietrangelo...Jay Bouwmeester/Kevin Shattenkirk...and Carl Gunnarsson/Colton Parayko.

Goalie: Welcome back Brian Elliott!

Game Highlights:

The Blues take on the Utica Comets Canucks tonight in Canada. The Blues welcome back Brian Elliott after being out with an injury They also would face ol' 5% Ryan Miller. The Canucks also had TEN players out of the lineup for the game tonight. While the first period had good moments, the real action didn't come until the second period. With the score still 0-0 Brian Elliott would rob Creepy Sedin twin two in front of the net.

Flash forward to 3:47 left in the second. With the Blues on the powerplay Robby Fabbri would connect with Troy Brouwer with a brilliant pass to give Brouwer a net so open that he'd have to be Brad Boyes to have missed it.

Brouwer gets his 15th goal of the year. Fabbri(19) and Stastny(29) get the assists on the play. Fabbri had a great game tonight, and the Fabbri/Stastny/Brouwer line is playing great hockey as of late. Brouwer would almost get a second goal at the end of the second. Vancouver would turn it over in their own zone and Brouwer would take the pass from Fabbri and fire it at the net. It would beat Miller and looked to be a good goal. Only problem was, the clock was at zero before the puck went in. Moving forward to the third, with Vancouver on the powerplay, Brian Elliott would stand tall again denying several rebound chances after the initial shot from Sven Baertschi.


Would the Blues stand pat in the third as they have in the past? Nope. The pressure was still consistent in the third and it was really great to see. The "let's go into a defensive shell when we have a lead in the third" gimmick was getting stale. Tonight they would really keep on the pressure, and it would finally pay off again. Vladimir Tarasenko would score NHL goal number 100 off of this rebound past Miller.


The Blues would have a two goal lead late in the third. They would actually keep said lead and Jaden Schwartz would add this empty net goal.


The Blues would go on to win 3-0. They would total 50(!) shots on net as opposed to just 19 for the Canucks. Brian Elliott would get the shutout and the boys didn't give up 5 goals to teams they had no business losing to. Next up for the Blues is another late night game as they travel to San Jose to take on the Sharks.

From The Twitter Machine:

Is this good?
In Soviet Russia, 100 goals score you.

David Backes...speechless?

And finally....

Three Stars:

Third Star: Vladimir Tarasenko (1 goal. Back to playing good hockey.)

Second Star: Brian Elliott (19/19 shutout. Gave Miller the middle finger as he skated off the ice tonight...probably)

First Star: Ryan Miller (49/50 saves. Mr. 5% played a great game to be honest. But let's be more honest, it was better seeing him lose)