Jaden Schwartz - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Tyler Bozak - Brayden Schenn
Zach Sanford - Robert Thomas - David Perron
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Sammy Blais
Carl Gunnarssonn - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Jay Bouwmeester
First Period -
William Carrier scored the first goal of the contest tonight. Carl Gunnarsson had the puck take a bad hop on him in the middle of the ice. Carrier was in to corral the loose puck and was off to the races. Jake Allen had no luck in stopping what turned into an easy breakaway. 1-0 Vegas.
The Blues came right back down the ice and scored a goal of their own. So quickly in fact that the Vegas goal was just being announced. Ryan O’Reilly received a pass from Vladimir Tarasenko, did some nifty puck handling, and backhanded the puck past Vegas starter Marc-Andre Fleury. Game now tied 1-1.
Second Period -
If you guessed that O’Reilly was going to score twice tonight congrats, you win. You can pick up your prize at the Gametime Reception Desk. Jaden Schwartz sent a puck toward the net. O’Reilly was there to deflect the puck past Fleury giving the Blues the 2-1 lead.
Brayden Schenn returned to the lineup tonight, but not as a center. Schenn was on the wing. Schenn deflected a Joel Edmundson shot beating Fleury for a third time. 3-1 Blues.
Oskar Sundqvist just needs to imagine playing the Golden Knights every game. He scored his third goal against the Knights tonight. Vince Dunn shot the puck on goal. Sundqvist was there to scoop up the rebound, dangle and score. That goal gave the Blues a 4-1 lead.
Third Period -
No goals scored.
The Blues win in Vegas 4-1. Jake Allen played one of if not his best game of the season to this point. Ryan O’Reilly is a cheat code. Carl Gunnarsson left the game early and did not return. Jaden Schwartz also left the game and his status is questionable. Probably won’t hear anything right away because the Blues do not have a morning skate. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. The Blues power play was 0-4 tonight. Jay Bouwmeester was invisible for most of the night accept for a penalty he took. Shots on goal were 35-33 in favor of the Blues. The Blues play again tomorrow against San Jose.
From the Twit:
The weird stat of the night that you wouldn’t think is true, but sure enough it is:
Sammy Blais is the only Blues player with multiple games with 6 hits this season.— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) November 17, 2018
6 hits in a game is tied for single game high for a Blues player this season with Schenn & Edmundson.#stlblues https://t.co/OcoUaf8xjL
Jake Allen interview:
Jake Allen says he's encouraged by the #stlblues recent play: "I think probably the last three, four, five games we're getting more on the same page and it's nice to see." pic.twitter.com/qkmEZXFcs0— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) November 17, 2018
From the “Is this good?” department.
Ryan O'Reilly first five games: four points (no goals, four assists). His past 12 games: 19 points (10 goals, nine assists). #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) November 17, 2018
Player of the Game:
The Blues for playing so well hungover. (I’m kidding of course...or am I?) What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas am I right?