Forwards - Jaden Schwartz/Ivan Barbashev/Vladimir Tarasenko
Magnus Paajarvi/Patrik Berglund/David Perron
Vladimir Sobotka/Alexander Steen/Zach Sanford
Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen - Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo
Colton Parayko/Joel Edmundson
Carl Gunnarsson/Robert Bortuzzo
Goaltender - Jake Allen
First Period - After being on the road for the first two games, the Blues took to the ice in front of a loud home crowd. Blues fans didn't have to wait long for the first goal of the game. Less than four minutes into it, Colton Parayko puts the Blues on the board first. Patrik Berglund carries the puck through the neutral zone. Berglund then passed over to Parayko who fires a hard wrister. Devin Dubnyk tried to make a glove save. Tried being the key word there.
The Blues had two chances on the powerplay in the first. The Blues went 0-2 on said powerplay. Ryan Reaves had a highlight in the first period. He just felt he needed to say hi to Nate Prosser.
Second Period - It's no secret that Jake Allen has been playing spectacularly the first few games of this series. That didn't change today either. The Wild were on the powerplay, when Allen robbed Ryan Suter of a chance to tie the game at one.
Moments later, the Wild tied it. Zach Parise fires the initial shot that Allen was able to make the save on. However, Charlie Coyle is in front of the net to sneak it past Allen right before the net came dislodged. Game tied 1-1.
The Blues got their chance to tie the game when Ryan White was called for hi-sticking on Jaden Schwartz. The Blues finally were able to take advantage of a powerplay opportunity. Alexander Steen fed the puck in front. Schwartz (and Marco Scandella) got a stick on it and put it in the back of the net for the 2-1 Blues lead.
The Blues and Wild finished the period with the Wild on top of the shots on goal category. 13-8 in favor of the Wild.
Third Period - Jake Allen is going to single handedly drag this team through the playoffs. Chris Stewart gets a chance in front of the net to tie the game, but Allen stones him.
Charlie Coyle makes his bid for his second goal of the day, but it banged off of the post. Allen makes the sprawling save, while Jay Bouwmeester did...something.
Jonas Brodin gets a shot to the net in traffic. Allen is able to see it and snag it out of the air.
Alexander Steen seals it with around a minute to go in the third. The Wild were pressuring with the extra attacker. Pietrangelo was able to work the puck around to Bouwmeester. The Blues were able to move the puck out of the zone with Berglund moving it up the ice. Berglund dished it over to Alexander Steen who fires it into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead.
Jaden Schwartz gets credited with his second game winning goal in as many games. Wild outshot the Blues once again in the third 19-8 and overall the Wild outshot the Blues 41-31. Speaking of that, Jake Allen has stopped 114-117 shots that he's faced in the series. That's good right? The Blues have a chance to finish off the Wild Wednesday night. Remember to breathe. And to get your Gametime.
From The Twitter Machine:
Just saying hi to my dad. He's kind of a big deal in this town. - Baby Tarasenko, probably.
They've updated it. And it's still awesome.
Oh when the Blues... pic.twitter.com/XBSwv6z5AJ— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 16, 2017
Yeost Game -
Not now chief, we're in the zone - Jaden Schwartz. Probably.
Player of the Game:
Joel Edmundson for living through a Pierre McGuire interview.