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Colton Parayko hands a loss to the Avs in OT.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Alexander Steen - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko

Robby Fabbri - Brayden Schenn - David Perron

Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Sammy Blais

Zach Sanford - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defense:

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko

Jay Bouwmeester - Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender:

Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

First period -

Jake Allen made a great save at one end of the ice. (For whatever reason this wasn’t in the highlights, so here’s a GIF)

That led to a Tarasenko goal on the other end of the ice. Tarasenko collected the loose puck and broke in alone. He fired a shot that snuck through the pads of Avs starter Semyon Varlamov. Eventually, the puck went in and gave the Blues a 1-0 lead.

With just seconds left in the period, Alexander Steen scored to make it 2-0. Steen made a great individual play to settle the puck after forcing a turnover. He then fired a beautiful shot into the net. It was a great individual effort for sure.

Second Period -

A minute and eight seconds into the second period the Avs finally get on the board. Nikita Zadorov blasted a shot on net past Jake Allen. Allen can’t really stop what he can’t see as there was a screen in front of him. Still 2-1 Blues.

Jake Allen makes a huge stop on a Gabriel Landeskog break away late in the period.

Third Period:

Colorado tied the game at 2 because the Blues kept giving the team with the best powerplay in the NHL power play chances. Mikko Rantanen tied the game as Joel Edmundson tried to help Allen out in goal. It did not help.

Jake Allen did his part to keep the Blues in the game. On this play he makes a sprawling glove save after Colin WIlson tried to beat Allen with the backhand.

Overtime -

In the overtime frame, the Blues were playing 2 defensemen with 1 forward. Colton Parayko made a forward like play to win the Blues first one goal game of the year. If your condition lasts for more than four hours after watching this goal, you might need to consult a physician.

The Blues win in Colorado 3-2. The Blues lost two guys in the win though. Golf Cart boy Erik Johnson hit Steen in the head and got himself ejected. Steen was out for the rest of the night after that hit. Pietrangelo was also lost after what looked like something with his wrist. It looks like we wont hear anything on those two until tomorrow. The team takes on the Coyotes tomorrow night. Shots were 37-29 in favor of the Blues

Goals: Tarasenko (9), Steen (6), Zadorov (3) Rantanen (11), Parayko (4)

Three Stars: 1) Parayko, 2) Varlamov, 3) Tarasenko

From The Tweet Machine:

Ryan O’Reilly is the man.

Ok so if you watch THIS one and it lasts for more than four hours call a doctor.

Really short and to the point huh Craig?

Player of the Game:

Gotta give this one to Jake Allen. He looked great out there tonight, and has in the last few games. It’s been the team in front of him not getting the job done. Hope he starts tomorrow.