Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Alexander Steen
Robby Fabbri - Robert Thomas - Oskar Sundqvist
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Carl Gunnarsson
The Blues had plenty of key figures returning to the lineup last night. One of which hadn’t played since before Vegas was even a team. Robby Fabbri returned to the lineup as did one #DammitCarl Carl Gunnarsson. Jake Allen made his return to the net as well despite him thinking that yesterday was spaghetti. I’m of course kidding. Hopefully. In any event the Blues started this one off quickly. Just two minutes into the game Sundqvist made it 1-0 on a shot from his knee.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (say that three times fast) tied the game for the Knights with 13:30ish to go in the first. A failed pass attempt found his stick. He was then able to beat Allen high.
The Blues powerplay has been one of the brighter spots this year, and in the second period the Blues scored with the man advantage once again. Vladimir Tarasenko collected a rebound from a Tyler Bozak shot to which Tarasenko backhanded the puck in. 2-1 Blues.
The Knights came back to tie this one a little quicker this time as Eric Haula deflected a Shea Theadore shot. The puck went through Allen’s legs an in tying the game at two.
Robert Thomas. Great Matchbox 20 lead singer. Even better hockey player. The Blues third goal got started after Thomas created a turnover. Thomas skated into the zone and dropped it off to Sundqvist. Sundqvist unleashes an absolutely perfect shot to beat Vegas starter Marc Andre Fluery. Sunny gets his second of the night and this might be the first documented proof of a drop pass actually working.
Late in the second, Colton Parayko tried to shoot the puck back to Vegas as he absolutely rips one for a 4-2 Blues lead. Credit also to Ryan O’Reilly for a great pass to set up the one timer.
The Blues in the third period with a two goal lead? Nothing could go wrong here right? Or they could give up a powerplay goal with 12 minutes to go. Jake Allen couldn’t get the puck covered before Alex Tuch brings the game back to within one for the Knights.
Tyler Bozak said not today Knights! Joel Edmundson was able to keep the puck in as the Knights failed to clear it. Edmudson found Bozak in front of the net. Bozak deposited the Blues fifth goal and silenced the doubters of the Blues and third periods...until Saturday anyway.
Final from Enterprise, 5-3 Blues. They won their second game in a row for the first time this year. If they win tomorrow, some might call that a streak. Shots were 34 - 26 in favor of Vegas. So I guess since Fluery gave up 5 goals on 26 shots he must be awful. The worst. Both teams were 1-3 on the powerplay. Fabbri got 8:45 of ice time an assist and his knee didn’t explode, so that’s a win. Next up is Minnesota for WWE night. If you thought you hated the woo before...
From The Tweeter
Is this good?
Through 11 games this season, the #stlblues are 3rd in the NHL in goals for (3.73/GP) and are 29th in goals against (3.82/GP).— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) November 2, 2018
Last season, they were 24th in goals for (2.72) and 6th in goals against (2.71). Talk about a turnaround.
Or is this good?
HES STILL OK GUYS NO NEED TO PANIC.
You all can relax. The day after playing a game, Robby Fabbri is healthy and on the ice ready for today's practice. #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) November 2, 2018
Player of the Game:
Your Livers for what may or may not happen tomorrow. #ShotsForGoals