Jordan Kyrou - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - David Perron
Patrick Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Alexander Steen
Ivan Barbashev - Zack Sanford - Sammy Blais
For some reason Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Jordan Schmaltz
In goal Jake Allen
Jay Bouwmeester gets the “At least I tried” award for playing defense on Montreal’s first goal of the evening. Jake Allen/Vladimir Tarasenko/Anyone in white on skates couldn’t stop the breakout that lead to Max Domi’s first as a Canadian.
The Blues ended the first period with all of three shots on goal. I may just be a blogger on the interwebz, but I’m not sure that’s gonna win you many hockey games. However, scoring on the powerplay might, and that’s just what the Blues did in the second. Vince Dunn scored his first goal of the evening and second of the year on a one time bid. Tarasenko, who fed Dunn the pass, gets credit for his third assist of the year. You can also credit one to Ryan O’Reilly. His fifth of the year. With the Blues only having now four shots on goal, they somehow find themselves tied with Montreal 1-1.
Later in the period, the Habs took the lead back. From the “What the hell is Schenn doing?” department, he took to the puck. Only problem was Mike Reilly was able to skate out of the way, shoot, and score. Good job, good effort, bad sarcasm attempt on the internet for me. In any event it’s 2-1 Montreal after 2.
Whatever demons plagued the Blues in the first two periods finally seemed to be washing away. They were getting better chances. They were actually hitting the net as opposed to missing wide like they had been up until this point. Patrick Maroon even drew a penalty to give the Blues a powerplay. That one failed to score, but the one that was given to the Blues not even a minute later was successful. Brayden Schenn made up for his “defense” earlier in the night with the game tying goal. Alexander Steen finds Brayden Schenn in the slot for Schenn’s third goal of the year. It’s also Steen’s third assist of the year. David Perron gets his first assist of the year tonight on the play as well. After an abysmal thirty or so minutes of hockey time, it looked as though the Blues were finally in this game...
That is until what looked like Colton Parayko with his head in his ass turned the puck over in the middle of the ice. Tartar intercepted the pass to Edmundson tipping it on net. Brendan Gallagher bats the puck past Allen with nine seconds left to secure the win for the Habs. Who needed that point anyway am I right Blues?
But hey final shot totals were 25-23 in favor of the Blues so they finally learned how to hit the net for half the game anyway. The next one doesn’t get any easier as they head over to Toronto to take on the Leafs.
From the Twitter Machine.
In all honesty, this just sums up the first 6 games of the season.
Things are going well for the Blues this year. pic.twitter.com/2XHeTEf2tb— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 17, 2018
An early entry from the “Most Obvious No Shit Of All” Department:
Yeo: “We’re not playing well enough to win hockey games ... we don’t have enough urgency, there’s too many breakdowns, too many bad decisions and so you don’t win.” #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 18, 2018
This is certainly a take.
Mark my words, the #stlblues will leave STL to a bigger market before we ever see them when the cup.— Brando (@brandon_harris2) October 18, 2018
Here’s the full interview from Yeo. Not sure who is taking the beating behind him, but whatever at this point. (It literally sounded like a locker getting pounded on)
Player of the Game:
Anyone watching the game Saturday Sober.