Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Sobotka - Paul Stastny - Alexander Steen
Magnus Paajarvi - Oskar Sundqvist - Beau Bennett
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Dmitrij Jaskin
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
The Blues looked to take advantage of a team that had just played the night before. (Although it was a 6-3 win for the Hurricanes, they didn’t get home until about 2 A.M.) The first period wasn’t anything spectacular, and it was one of the more boring periods the Blues have played all year. Hutton was able to make a save toward the end of the period keeping it a 0-0 game.
Moving ahead to late in the second period, the Blues finally are able to get a shot past Hurricanes starter Cam Ward. Paajarvi got the initial shot on net. Jaskin wasn’t late getting to the rebound and putting it in the back of the net for the 1-0 Blues lead.
Just moments later, the Hurricanes tied the game right back up. Steen was robbed of the puck by Justin Williams. Williams drove down the ice, was knocked down by Edmundson, but still managed to get the puck to Jeff Skinner who found the back of the net. 1-1 game.
With the momentum from the goal, the Hurricanes almost made it a 2-1 game. Sebastian Aho moved in on a chance alone in front. Hutton denied him, but it really felt as if Aho had a lot of chances at the net tonight.
Midway through the third the Blues pulled ahead for good. Vince Dunn made a great play to keep the puck in the zone. Schenn made another great effort to take the puck away and found Tarasenko. Tarasenko shot it on net, Schwartz collected the rebound and shot it on net. Another rebound came out and right to Schenn who buried the eventual game winner.
Blues go on to win this one 2-1. Shots on goal were even through two periods, but the Blues ended up outshooting the Hurricanes in the third 14-7. Overall they outshot the Hurricanes 34-27. Blues were credited with blocking 28 shots, while the Hurricanes were credited with 21, but it felt like it was way more than that. There was only one penalty called in tonight’s affair, against the Blues (because of course). At least it wasn’t a too many men penalty. The Blues are right back at it tomorrow night to take on the Blue Jackets.
From the “Blues Still Knock it Out of The Park When It Comes to Things Like This” department:
(Side note, shout out to coach for acknowledging the Blues fans behind the bench at the end of the game.)
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Attention STL fans: Robert Thomas (LDN) and Jordan Kyrou (SAR) each have so far in separate OHL games. They may be CAN Oly candidates.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 28, 2017
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