Here’s highlights of last night’s Blues/Hawks game in case you want to hate yourself more:
Blues Lineup Vs Ducks:
Alexander Steen - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais - Brayden Schenn - David Perron
Patrick Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Jordan Kyrou
Ivan Barbashev - Robert Thomas
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Robert Bortuzzo - Jordan Schmaltz
Chad Johnson in goal.
After losing in OT to the Blackhawks, the Blues were back home for a Sunday night affair with the Anaheim Ducks. The Blues went with 11 forwards and seven defensemen for tonight.
With under two minutes to go in the first Jakob Silfverberg put the Ducks ahead on the scoresheet after a beautiful breakout pass from Max Comtois. Not many are gonna stop that one including tonight’s starter Ochocinco. (What do you mean it’s not that one?)
The Blues came back to tie it in the second. Alexander Steen deflected a Joel Edmundson shot past Ducks starter Ryan Miller. Yes, that Ryan Miller. Steen gets goal number two of the young season and Edmundson and Tarasenko get credit for the assists.
The Blues scored again just moments later on the power play. Tarasenko directed the puck to Maroon in front. Puck was loose and before Miller could get to it, Tyler Bozak slammed it past him for a 2-1 lead. It was Bozak’s first goal as a Blue and Maroon’s third assist of the year.
In the third period, the Ducks tied the game. After the Ducks won the face off they were able to set up. Josh Manson fired the puck on net only for it to be deflected by Ben Street for the goal.
With five minutes to go in the game the Ducks took the lead for good. The Blues had killed the majority of the Ducks power play. That was until Andrew Cogliano scored with one second to go on said power play. Pietrangelo turned the puck over in the worst spot to Ryan Kesler. Kesler found Cogliano in front of the net. He was denied one chance, but then banged in the rebound.
Final score Ducks 3, Blues 2. The Blues head to Montreal and play there on Wednesday. Shots on goal were 31-31.
From The Twitter Machine:
How do you miss this?
High sticking?— Jeff Curry (@JeffCurryPhoto) October 15, 2018
.#STLBlues #Ducks #NHL #EnterpriseCenter pic.twitter.com/ak0laVT2OQ
From the Wait, What? department:
Yeo said Bortuzzo injury something that nagged him from training camp. Wasn't aware of it before tonight. Not the reason they went 11/7. #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) October 15, 2018
They’ve played five games and have blown leads in three of them. Not great Bob.
Yeo on three blown third-period leads this season: "It's a trend that we have to fix here…third period when the game is on the line, we're making 1-2 plays that next thing you know, we're spending a couple shifts in our zone and we're not making a play to break that." #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 15, 2018
Ending this one on a good note.
Yeo says Schwartz is closer and “hopefully we have him by Wednesday.” #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 15, 2018
Player of the game:
The guy in my section that kept yelling Miller Sucks after Let’s Go Blues in the third period. I guess no one told Ryan to play like it was the Blackhawks in the playoffs.