Forwards: Alexander Steen/Paul Stastny/Nail Yakupov, Robby Fabbri/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz/Patrik Berglund/David Perron, Scottie Upshall, Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen: Joel Edmundson/Alex Pietrangelo, Brad Hunt/Kevin Shattenkirk, Jay Bouwmeester/Colton Parayko
Goaltender: Jake Allen for the first period, Carter Hutton for the rest of the game.
Using the term highlights loosely tonight, as the Blues didn't provide many. Midway through the first period, the Bruins score their first goal of the night on the powerplay. Frank Vatrano blasts one right past Allen's glove for a 1-0 Bruins lead.
It just goes downhill from there. The Bruins second goal was just god awful. Brandon Carlo shoots a one timer that goes wide of the net, no biggie. Or not. It bounced off of the end boards right towards Jake Allen and Allen kicks it in the back of the net. 2-0 Bruins.
Brad Marchand walks right in to the Bruins offensive zone and scores another goal that beats Allen high glove side. The first period ended with the Blues having all of two shots on goal. Not only did Allen turn in a less than stellar performance, the team in front of him took the first off too. 3-0 Bruins at the end of one.
Carter Hutton came in to start the second period. The Bruins didn't seem to mind though. They scored their fourth goal of the night on the powerplay. This time Torey Krug beats Hutton off of the Iron and in.
Just a few moments later, the Blues got a powerplay of their own. They finally put one past started Tukka Rask to stop the bleeding a little bit. Colton Parayko finally scores his first goal of the year. Not with his powerful slapshot, but a wrist shot that found it's way through a screen in front of the net. (Stick didn't break joke here) It's still 4-1 Bruins though.
Despite Hutton giving up that goal at the beginning of the second he played well the rest of the way. At the end of the second Hutton denies Riley Nash to keep the game 4-1.
Midway through the third period, the Blues scored their second goal while on the powerplay. Beglund finds a way to beat Rask with a wrist shot. It seemed if maybe Rask could've stopped that, but the Blues took it. They pull to within two to make it 4-2.
Unfortunately the Blues had to pull Hutton at the end of the game. We all know how that usually turns out.
The Blues end up scoring, but the fat lady had already sung and was getting in her car to leave. Fun fact. Because the Blues scored this goal, that kept Allen from getting the loss. That loss was pinned on Hutton. Neat.
The Blues finish up with 17 shots on goal. 17. That's just not going to get it done. Although, neither was the goaltending. No, that's not putting it all on Allen. Or Hutton. (Hutton played great though so he can have ice cream) The Blues looked like, well, shit. Sorry. That's just how it was. They take to the road to play the Kings next.
From the Twitter Machine:
David Backes tribute:
Thanks for everything, @dbackes42. pic.twitter.com/Naj2BtiR9Z— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) January 11, 2017
I feel like I've seen this quote before.
Pietrangelo: "We’re frustrated. We’re tired of talking about it. We need to be better." #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) January 11, 2017
Because we all need to cheer up...
Intermission puppy break pic.twitter.com/wU5FeaGzhj— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) January 11, 2017
Carter Hutton now has absorbed two losses coming on in relief of Jake Allen. Also did so Nov. 12 at Columbus. #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 11, 2017
Backes and Edmundson got into a fight...if you want to call it that
Lehtera pushes Krejci down from behind into Edmundson, so Backes and Edmundson have at ithttps://t.co/7RsvcDwXrM— StanleyCup ofChowder (@cupofchowdah) January 11, 2017
Player of the game:
Anyone who didn't cry tonight.