Vladimir Sobotka - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen - Brayden Schenn - Dmitrij Jaskin
Ivan Barbashev - Patrik Berglund - Magnus Paajarvi
Scottie Upshall - Oskar Sundqvist - Kyle Brodziak
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo
Vince Dunn - Jordan Schmaltz
The Blues were without another key in their lineup tonight as Jay Bouwmeester was out. He joined Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz on the sidelines. With that being said the best team in the NHL was in town tonight. No big deal right? The two teams played an evenly matched first period. It looked like the first period was going to end 0-0. That was until Brayden Point had other ideas. His initial shot hit the post. His follow up wound up in the back of the net, and the Blues go into the locker room down 1-0.
The Blues had the best chance of the night from Vladimir Sobotka. Vladimir Sobotka missed a wide open net.
Here’s another angle in case you wanted to bang your head on something again.
Nikita Kucherov makes it 2-0 moments later. Kucherov just made an incredible shot that Jake Allen couldn’t stop.
Take us home Tyler Johnson!
The Blues fall to the Lighting 3-0. In a game that saw the Blues compete without one of their best forwards, and down two defensemen. They held their own. In fact they even outshot the Lightning 32-25 to include 14-7 in the third period. Their next game is Thursday night as they take on the Ducks.
Stat of the Night:
The Blues had one power play. One.
Brayden Point (13) from Tyler Johnson (13) and Alex Killorn (15)
Nikita Kucherov (21) from Mikhail Sergachev (14)
Tyler Johnson (7) from Brayden Point (15) and Victor Hedman (16)
From The Twitter Machine:
It’s not a tie game is what it is...
Sobotka: "I missed the empty-net. It is what it is, you know. It happens ... I miss the net, it could be 1-1 and they score next shift ... It just slide. I just taped the front of the stick and not back of it. I miss it, you know. It is what it is." #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) December 13, 2017