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Recap: Blues Vs. Jets

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Blues blow another late lead; Jets win in OT. Water is wet.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Alexander Steen

Sammy Blais - Ivan Barbashev - Jordan Kyrou

Defensive Pairs

Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson - Jay Bouwmeester

Colton Parayko - Jordan Schmaltz

In Goal

Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

After the Blues huge win Saturday night, the team traveled on over to Winnipeg to take on the Jets. Just a minute into the game David Perron found Ryan O’Reilly streaking towards the net. O’Reilly deposited his second goal of the year past Jets’ starter Connor Hellebuyck to make it 1-0 good guys. Perron and Dunn on the assists.

Many fans (myself included) think that Parayko should shoot more. After all he does have a helluva shot. Around midway through the first, Parayko did just that. The Jets tried clearing the puck, but Colton found it first and rifled it toward the net for his second goal of the year. The goal was unassisted.

But because the Blues can’t have nice things (or two goal leads whichever) Mark Scheifele scored less than a minute later on a powerplay. The puck bounced off of Frankenstein’s fat foot and past Allen. I’m sure all the Bouwmeester haters had fun with this one. (But really what was he supposed to do there?) In any event, it’s now 2-1.

There was only one goal scored in the second. Mostly because the refs decided they were bored and called a bunch of stuff. Neither team really got going, despite the fact that the Blues were given a 5 minute major to work with. It started off really swell because 15 seconds into it Dunn was called for a hook. Can’t beat up on Dunn too much here because he is the one that gave the Blues a 3-1 lead. Maroon and O’Reilly credited with the assists on the rebound goal from Dunn on the powerplay.

Hold on to your butts because here comes the third. Oop sorry too late, it’s already 3-2 one minute into the period. Thanks Ben Chiarot ya jerk. Shoutout on scoring from the parking lot though.

All kidding aside, the Jets tied the game at three thanks to Mark Scheifele’s second goal of the night. That one came just four minutes into the period.

David Perron did his best to keep the ship from sinking in the third like it usually has this year. He scored his fifth goal thanks to a solid steal from O’Reilly and great pass from Sanford.

With the goalie pulled, the Jets tie it at 4 late. You know, because apparently that’s going to be the Blues thing this year. Bryan Little scored on the rebound with every one’s favorite number 19 on ice. In fact he was on the ice for all four Jets goals. He also had 20:49 of ice time tonight. Only the captain had more. (Less than 3 minutes more.) Just in case any of you needed more fire for the Fun Bobby hate club.

And in OT Jacob Trouba scored to put everyone out of their misery. My only question on this play was and forgive me because I’ll be the first one to admit these recaps aren’t always great, but...WHY IN THE HOLY BLUE HELL DO YOU HAVE THREE GUYS NEAR THE FACE OFF DOT WHEN TROUBA IS CAMPED IN FRONT OF ALLEN IN A GD LAWN CHAIR WAITING FOR THE PUCK. BUT SURE IT’S JAKE ALLEN’S FAULT AM I DOING THIS RIGHT? I mean I’m just a regionally famous internet/paper guy bitching about this on this here website and on Twitter. (@justin03 shameless plug)

So despite the Blues having leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 4-3, they still blow it. The Blues had held the jets to 6 shots on goal in the first. They themselves had 18. Shots finished up 36-34 in favor of the Jets. Next up for the Blues is the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

From The Twitter Machine:

Give it away, give it away, give it away now.

TEN. FUCKING. SHIFTS. There’s falling from grace and then there’s whatever Bouwmeester is doing this year.

Jake Allen calling it like it is...sitting back and watching it happen. (not from Twitter, but I felt the need to include this)

Player of the...

Nope.