Highlights from Saturday night’s win to include a nifty goal from one Brayden Schenn
Sunday’s Lineup Vs. Blackhawks
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Ivan Barbashev
Patrik Berglund - Kyle Brodziak - Alexander Steen
Dmitrij Jaskin - Vladimir Sobotka - Tage Thompson
Nikita Soshnikov - Oskar Sundqvist - Chris Thorburn
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Robert Bortuzzo
Jake Allen in net.
After the thrilling OT win in St. Louis last night, the Blues had a quick trip up to the Windy City to take on the Blackhawks. They were without one Vladimir Tarasenko who was taken out early in the Rangers game. So in what was another must win (Aren’t they all at this point?) the Blues didn’t look so great early on. Failed to convert on an early powerplay, and then found themselves down in the first. With the Blackhawks on the powerplay, Alex DeBrincat makes it a 1-0 game. A screen in front gave Allen no chance to see the shot from DeBrincat.
With a minute left in the first period DeBrincat scored his second goal of the night. This goal came right in front of the net. Allen made the initial save, but the puck went right back to him. He fired the puck back on net and bounced off of Allen and rolled into the net. 2-0 Blackhawks after one.
The second period saw the Blues get on the scoreboard. While on the powerplay, Alexander Steen deflected a Vince Dunn point shot past Blackhawks starter J-F Berube. Just like that it was 2-1, and the Blues scored their second powerplay goal in as many games.
Moments later, the Blues would get their second goal. Not just any kind of goal. Another powerplay goal. That’s right the Blues scored two powerplay goals. Vince Dunn fired a shot on net, and this time it wasn’t tipped by anyone. Dunn ties the game at two and the Blues have life again.
After the Blues scored their third goal of the night, The Blackhawks scored their third goal of the night in the very late moments of the second. David Kampf skated right in on Jake Allen’s Kool-Aid and took the puck with him. The puck trickled past Allen and gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead.
With under five minutes to go, the Blues tied the game at 3. Vladimir Sobotka found himself alone in front of the net. He also found himself the winner of a loose puck. That loose puck found its way into the back of the net thanks to Sobotka’s stick. The game is tied again.
DeBrincat wasn’t done scoring on the night. He scored his third goal of the night on a wicked one timer from Artim Anisimov. Just when you thought the Blues were back in it, the Blackhawks come right back down and score.
The Blues were just not gonna go away. They sent Jake Allen to the bench for the extra attacker. Normally, this would be the death sentence for the Blues. Not today Satan!
The Blues get the participation point. In overtime an unlikely hero emerged to give the Blues the 5-4 win. Patrik Berglund scored the game winner after Berube couldn’t hold on to the puck after making the initial save.
Shots on goal for the game were 41-30 in favor of the Blues. The Blues next game is Wednesday night against the Bruins. More Pierre!!
From the Twitter Machine
But let’s strip him of the C am I right? (jerking motion)
These last two nights have been fun. Also, I don’t know why there’s so much space, but here it is.
Pietrangelo: “Obviously you want to win every game in regulation, but right now we just need points, especially two. And it’s fun to watch, this group is resilient… you want to get in, you gotta win games like that.” #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 19, 2018
Boy, if you really want to read the bullshit explanation from the NHL...Look I don’t care if it was a goal or not...this is just...lazy.
Player of the Game:
Anyone’s liver that’s made it through to this point of the season.