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Blues can’t tame Wild. *Eye roll*

NHL: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Blues lineup:

Jaden Schwartz - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko

Robby Fabbri - Robert Thomas - David Perron

Alexander Steen - Tyler Bozak - Nikita Soshnikov

Zach Sanford - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defense:

Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo

Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko

Joel Edmundson - Jordan Schmaltz

In net:

Chad Johnson

Game Highlights:

After getting a huge 4-0 win Friday night, the Blues took to the ice for an afternoon game against the Wild. Brayden Schenn (injury) Jay Bouwmeester (Not being good at defensing anymore) and Pat Maroon (loves the press box food) were kept out of the lineup.

First Period -

With just a minute left in the period, Ivan Barbashev and Oskar Sundqvist combine for a goal. Barbashev found Sundqvist in front of the net for Sundqvist’s third goal of the year.

After one period of play the Blues led 1-0. Shots on goal were 9-8 in favor of the Blues.

Second Period -

The Wild tie it on one of the luckiest puck bounces that you will ever see. Nino Niederreiter fired the puck on goal and the puck hit the cross bar. The puck bounced right to Zach Parise who backhanded the puck right back into the net. Just like that it’s tied at one.

Just 25 seconds later, the Wild score their second goal of the period. Joel Eriksson Ek finds a rebound in front and jammed the puck in the net. Just like that the Wild were up by one, it’s now 2-1.

However, the Blues tied the game midway through the period. Jaden Schwartz found Alex Pietrangelo gliding towards the net. Pietrangelo fired a beautiful shot that Wild Starter Devin Dubnyk wasn’t going to stop.

2-2 after forty minutes. For the first time this year, the Blues are tied with their opponent after 40 minutes of play. Blues led in shot attempts 10-6.

Third Period -

Mikael Granlund gave the Wild the lead thanks to Colton Parayko’s inability to clear the puck . In fact if you look closely enough on the score sheet they gave Parayko a secondary assist. What? They didn’t? Well, they should have. 3-2 Wild.

The Blues took a late penalty thanks to the old David Perron showing up. After the penalty was successfully killed off the Blues had one last chance to tie the game. Or not.

Blues fall to Wild 3-2. Final shots on goal were 31-18 in favor of the Blues. Three goals on 18 shots doesn’t sound great. Spoiler, at least for today, it was not. The Blues head out to take on the Blackhawks Wednesday night.

From the Twit -

Hey, at least the paper got a shoutout in NHL 19.

Is he talking about the players or the fans...?

Wait, this isn’t coach Q.

Player of the Game:

Our veteran’s out there. Thank you for your service.