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The house always wins.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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Blues Lineup -

Forwards:

Alexander Steen - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Sammy Blais

Magnus Paajarvi - Ivan Barbashev - Vladimir Sobotka

Scottie Upshall - Oskar Sundqvist - Kyle Brodziak

Defensemen:

Carl Gunnnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender:

Jake Allen

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Game Highlights:

Did you know that this was the Blues first game in Las Vegas? If you had bet on Magnus Paajarvi scoring the first Blues goal against the Knights, you won. (But in all honesty, who would ever do that?) Paajarvi was credited with the goal after a Sundqvist wrap around attempt. At first it looked like a Swede had finally scored on a wrap around chance. No such luck, however 1-0 good guys.

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The Blues were looking a little more pedestrian in the second after outshooting the Knights in the first 18-4. The Knights took advantage of the Blues lull and a few power plays to boot to take the lead in the second. The first Knights powerplay goal came thanks to Reilly Smith. Smith fired the puck at the net. The puck didn’t take a straight path to Jake Allen as it first bounced off of Bortuzzo(?) in front.

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The Knights second powerplay goal came from Collin Miller. Somehow he’s allowed to just waltz into the zone and rip a shot on net. That shot beat Allen over the shoulder and gave the Knights a 2-1 lead.

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Moments into the third period, it looked as though the Blues had tied the game at two. Vladimir Sobotka shoots the puck at Vegas starter Malcom Subban. Subban makes the save but then his momentum carried him, and one would assume the puck, into the net. It would eventually be ruled a “no goal”. Here’s why -

So where in the wide world of sports was this puck supposed to go? Did David Copperfield make it magically disappear? This was a missed one here, and the Blues should have been awarded a goal.

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The Blues did however come back to tie it late in the game. Malcom Subban left the game in the third with an injury after making a save on a Jaden Schwartz shot. Enter Oscar Dansk. Alex Pietragelo welcomed him by scoring a goal on him late in the game.

Jake Allen kept the Blues in it in overtime after he denied Brenden Leipsic on a clear cut breakaway.

The Golden Knights ultimately win it in overtime on a goal from William Karlsson.

The Blues dominated at times, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Overall shots on goal for the game were 49-22 in favor of the Blues. Their next game is Wednesday night at Scottrade.

*Vegas Strip Fly By Shot *

From the “It wasn’t a faceoff violation or a weak slash so we aren’t going to call it” department. But seriously, how was this not called?

Five on Five play was great...Special teams, not so much.

Player(s) of the Game:

The very loud Blues fans that made the trek (Or live in) to Vegas for the weekend. (Except when you did the powerplay dance. You’re embarassing yourselves. Only half kidding)