First Period -
Not even four minutes into the game, Colton Parayko absolutely rifles a puck past Avs starter Philipp Grubauer. To the absolute surprise of no one, Ryan O’Reilly gets involved with the pass leading up to the one time chance for Parayko. 1-0 Blues.
Never a fan of any one named Sven scoring a goal, but that’s what Sven Andrighetto did just moments after the Parayko goal. Andrighetto skated past everyone and beat Allen’s glove to tie the game at one.
Midway through the period with Matt Calvert skating around the back of the net. He clips Jake Allen’s stick and shoots the puck right between Allen’s legs. Avs take the 2-1 lead.
With 40 seconds to go, Jay Bouwmeester (not a typo) made a great pass to birthday boy Ivan Barbashev for one of the easiest goals he’d ever scored. As much as I’ve given FunBobby shit, this was an excellent play and I’ll give credit where it’s due.
No scoring and the Blues were outshot 16-6. At least Allen showed up.
Parayko unleashed that hard, sexy slap shot again for the Blues third goal of the night. Shoutout to former Blue Ian Cole for tipping the puck past McGruber. Blues take a 3-2 lead.
The Blues kept giving one of the best power plays in the league chances. And with 6:50 left in the game it finally connected. J.T. Compher scored on a rebound chance. Maybe Schenn fired him up after trying to beat his face in?
The Avs were awarded a power play for Tarasenko having illegal equipment. The equipment he had was illegal because it was Colton Parayko’s stick. Tarasenko had handed his stick to Parayko. Tarasenko then skated over and picked up Parayko’s stick. That’s a no no. Apparently, Parayko has an exemption that he can use a certain stick because of how tall he is. Tarasenko? Not that tall. So he goes to the box for two inches. Two minutes. Whatever. Robert Bortuzzo and Ryan O’Reilly didn’t really care for any of that explanation.
Blues beat the Avs in overtime again 4-3. The Blues play Calgary on Sunday.
From The Twit.
Panger’s reaction to the OT goal and this call from Chris Kerber on the Radio side make me feel lucky to have the broadcast teams we do. Yes, even Bernie.
None of us did Colton. It’s ok.
Parayko on Tarasenko penalty: "I thought we were going to go down the ice with wrong handed sticks, maybe. I had no idea that was even a rule. I don't think any of us did. I was definitely telling him to get the stick." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) December 15, 2018
Isn’t it all that it comes down to?
People can’t handle Colton’s big stick is basically what it comes down to— Mandy (@blondie1984) December 15, 2018
Player of the Game:
Despite giving up a late goal, the Blues penalty kill was on fire tonight. To include killing off a four minute penalty because David Perron can’t control his stick.