Blues Lineup -
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Brayden Schenn - Robert Thomas
David Perron - Tyler Bozak - Patrick Maroon
Sammy Blais - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist
On the defense:
Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Jay Bouwmeester - Jordan Schmaltz
In the net, that was regulation size despite Perds saying otherwise:
Good ol’ hometown boy Patrick Maroon did what many of us outside of Nashville want to do and fought Austin Watson. Moments after that, Brayden Schenn got into a fight with Ryan Hartman. It was the most spirited first period from the Blues in a long time after that 4-1 drubbing Wednesday night.
Ivan Barbashev tallied the first Blues goal of the night. He and defensemen Jordan Schmaltz passed the puck to each other that ended up in the back of the net. 1-0 good guys.
You liked that? You loved that? You want some more of it? Ryan O’Reilly has you covered with a top shelf goal making it 2-0 just moments later.
The Blues can’t always have nice things like shutouts or completely perfect periods. Up to this point it almost was. Thanks to a powerplay goal from Nick Bonino, the Perds make it 2-1.
BRAYDEN SCHENN DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR DIPSHITTERY NASHVILLE. He steals the puck and moves in on the breakaway. Number 10 makes it look easy after that and gives the Blues a 3-1 lead. Yes, this all happened in the first period, and it was glorious.
Second period -
Who wants to make it 4-1 36 seconds into the second? Oh right, it’s Zach. Zach Sanford moved in alone and beat Perds starter Juuse Saros whatever in the hell that is.
Robby Fabbri had a few good chances in this game, but capitalized on a goal right in front of the net. Saros couldn’t cover the puck and Fabbri was there to jam it home to make it 5-1 Blues. You really have to start feeling sorry for the Perds and their fans at this...wait no you don’t.
Brayden Schenn wanted his Gordie Howe hat trick. (Assist, fight and goal for those scoring at home) Brayden Schenn got his Gordie Howe hat trick. Thanks to some slick moves from Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo scored one of his easiest goals of the year. Forgot to mention Pekka Rinne had entered the game at this point. So my chanting sheet doesn’t tell me who’s fault this goal was. That’s 6-1 Blues.
Ryan Hartman scored moments later, not that anyone cared at this point. But at least he padded his stat sheet a bit.
Final score: Blues 6, Perds 2. Shots on goal were 34-28 in favor of your favorite hockey team. This team played some very inspired hockey tonight, and it was one of, if not the, best games of the year. They are right back at it tomorrow night against the Atlanta Jets. Or the Winnipeg Thrashers. Whatever.
From The Twit Machine (Maybe Perds Butthurt Fan edition)
So the Blues tweeted this out after the win, which hell yes to the social media manager for the night.
To which of course butthurt Perds fan had to chime in. And not to toot my own horn, but I’m not wrong when I said what I did.
So I’m checking my chant sheet here and it doesn’t say how to reply to a salty Perds fan. What do I do? Maybe your team could send me an email. https://t.co/6xW93R8bYm— Justin Dubya (@justin03) November 24, 2018
ALL THE SALT.
Wow, good to see the Blues twitter person is a shitty winner. You can be a dick all you want, but it won’t make yours any bigger. We’re still sitting on top the league. #ByeFelicia #Stlblues https://t.co/nk5ufecy7S— Amber D ♀️ (@Amberdofrose) November 24, 2018
Pat Maroon. Good ol’ hometown kid.
Congrats on win number 1 with the Blues coach.
It might take something a little more than a 6-2 win over Nashville to excite Berube. Asked how it felt for him, he said, "We're happy to get a win." #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) November 24, 2018
Player of the Game:
Anyone not named Austin Watson.