Vladimir Sobotka - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Dmitrij Jaskin
Magnus Paajarvi - Ivan Barbashev - Tage Thompson
Scottie Upshall - Wade Megan - Kyle Brodziak
Carl Gunnarsson - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
So since the NHL hates it’s fan base and it’s a “holiday” for some in the states (It’s also Thanksgiving in Canada, at least that’s what they want us to believe) I’m going to do something different for the recap today. The people of Twitter (mostly) are going to take the reigns for this one.
Brayden Schenn didn’t enjoy the fact that he didn’t get his pre-game nap in. He decided to take it out on Josh Ho-Sang
Jake Allen makes some solid saves against Casey Cizikas on a two on one chance.
Allen then robs John Tavares on his front door keeping the game scoreless.
Tarasenko gets the Blues on the board later in the second with a flat out laser beam of a backhander. The shot was as hard as a diamond in an ice storm beating Islanders’ starter Thomas Griess. Tarasenko gets his second of the year and the good guys are on the board 1-0.
Tarasenko does it again (or does he?) with the Blues on the powerplay. This time Tarasenko throws the wrister on net for his second goal of the night. Unless you’re Doug Weight who thought the play might have been offside. Weight used his challenge on the play. With the new wacky and zany NHL, if you don’t win said challenge, you get a delay of game penalty. The goal stood. The Blues are up 2-0 and Weight gets more egg on his face taking another penalty in the process.
Guess Doug should have Weighted to use his challenge...#stlblues— Mr. Blues Hat (@MrBluesHat) October 9, 2017
Honorable mention because the SUV in an arena is dumb.
That review took so long, the SUV in the front row was sold as part of late model clearance sale.— St. Louis Game Time (@StLouisGameTime) October 9, 2017
Shifting ahead to the third period now, the Blues see their lead cut in half when Andrew Ladd (Yes, still a thing) gets a wrist shot passed Jake Allen. Once again traffic in front is the worst enemy of a goaltender and blood pressure’s of fans everywhere see a spike.
If that didn’t get your blood boiling, then this might. With SIXTY, yes, sixty(60!) seconds left, the Islanders tie the game and award them the Gary Bettman participation point. You wanted free hockey anyway right? Stupid Anders Lee being wide open in front of the net am I right?!
They’re not wrong?
Because Tarasenko wasn’t getting talked about enough today, he scores the game winner in the glorified skills competition and the Blues walk out of Brooklyn with a 3-2 win.
Blues take to the ice again tomorrow night against the Rangers. Hopefully you’ll be able to tune in since the game isn’t at noon.
Random Fact About a Former Blue Jaroslav Halak. El oh El.
Player of the Game:
I know, I know, I’m really going out on a limb here.