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
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Jay Bouwmeester - Robert Bortuzzo
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)
Jake Allen keeps the Avalanche off the board with this great save on Kamenev. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/bb59TiR6Rc— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) December 1, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Ryan O'Reilly played defensive-type minutes tonight. Led the #stlblues at 24:46.— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) December 1, 2018
Ok so if you watch THIS one and it lasts for more than four hours call a doctor.
Victory looks even better in slow motion. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/kJg2nZ1VWp— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) December 1, 2018
Really short and to the point huh Craig?
Craig Berube after the #stlblues' overtime win over the #Avs: "The boys are excited, they played hard. They played a good, really solid hockey game, start to finish, and deserved to win. ... It's one game, so we've got to move on and get ready for the next one." pic.twitter.com/8IL5xFtPrM— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) December 1, 2018
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.