Forwards - Jaden Schwartz/Paul Stastny/Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen/Patrik Berglund/Dmitrij Jaskin
Vladimir Sobotka/Jori Lehtera/David Perron
Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen - Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo
Colton Parayko/Joel Edmundson
Robert Bortuzzo/Carl Gunnarsson
Goaltender - Jake Allen
The Blues forced a game 6 with a 2-1 win over the Predators Friday night. That lead to today where all the Blues had to do was beat Nashville in a building that they hadn't lost in the 2017 playoffs. No biggie. The Blues found the scoresheet first in this one. Tarasenko gets a shot on net, and Paul Stastny is there to collect the garbage giving the Blues a 1-0 lead.
The Predators scored just 35 seconds in to the second period. Roman Josi buries a pass from the other side of the ice to tie the game at one. Roman Josi was wide open. So. So. Wide. Open.
Predators scored goal number two just with just over three minutes gone in the third period. Viktor Arvidsson finds Ryan Johansen. Johansen then finds the back of the net. Colton Parayko was no where to be found.
The Predators add an empty net goal and end the Blues season. The Predators win the game 3-1. Somewhere Carrie Underwood thinks the refs did another outstanding job today. (Spoiler: They've been AWFUL this year and not just with the Blues, but league wide.) The Blues wound up outshooting the Preds 24-18. Despite the Blues shooting themselves in the foot, the Predators powerplay went 0 for 4. The Blues one powerplay came up empty. Go figure. The powerplay was starting to fall off at the tail end of the year, and it was just magnified by a lot in the playoffs.
Here's an extended look at today's highlights from NBC, now with less Roenick.
Now comes the offseason for the Blues. And everyone else.
From The Twitter Machine:
Not so much from the Twitter machine, but Mike Fisher continues the circle jerk for the crowd in Nashville.
I can hardly walk on a broken ankle, and Alexander Steen it seems was playing with a broken foot since game one of the Minnesota series.
Clarification: After breaking his foot against Minnesota, Steen suffered further complicated damage in Game 4 but it wasn't another break.— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) May 7, 2017
The final Yeost game of the year.
Yeo after @StLouisBlues lose to Predators, ending their season: "I'm excited about a lot of things here." #stlblues pic.twitter.com/6sCoc0WItk— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) May 7, 2017
Thank you Jake Allen for everything. Clap Clap Hiss.
Allen after Blues lose to Preds: "It was a series of inches. ... It's a tough one to swallow right now." #stlblues pic.twitter.com/VSQmoOcGDG— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) May 7, 2017
Faceoffs, as in why wasn't Sobotka taking more.
#stlblues lost 393 faceoffs over 11 games. For the sake of comparison, Nashville had lost 100 fewer faceoffs over 10 games.— Adam Steevens (@adamstvns) May 7, 2017
"Is that good?"
The Blues went 28-13-2 (including playoffs) after Mike Yeo took over as head coach. #StlBlues— Andrew Allsman (@allsmandrew) May 7, 2017
Player of the Game:
Sappy answer, you guys. Actual answer? Uhhhhhhh