Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Patrik Berglund - Kyle Brodziak - Alexander Steen
Dmitrij Jaskin - Vladimir Sobotka - Ivan Barbashev
Scottie Upshall - Oskar Sundqvist - Chris Thorburn
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Jordan Schmaltz - Robert Bortuzzo
Goaltender: Jake Allen
The Blues headed out (with half the fan base) to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights. The Blues did something they hadn’t done in a while tonight...Score first. Patrik Berglund opened up the one timer right in front beating Vegas starter Malcom Subban.
The Blues had a couple of powerplays in the first and even had a goal on one of those powerplays for...The Golden Knights. Cody Eakin found William Karlsson hanging out in the MGM parking lot by himself. Karlsson scored on the breakaway to tie the game at one.
The Knights then took the lead on a sharp angle shot from Jonathan Marchessault. Robert Bortuzzo doing his best impression of man not playing defense on the play as the puck went right through him and past Allen.
Moments later, the Blues tied it right back up. Brayden Schenn went short side on Subban and was rewarded with a goal.
Only one goal was scored in the second period. It came off the stick of that one James Neal guy. We get it James, you are the real deal. Go be the real deal against someone else huh?
The Blues tied it in the third because that’s just what they’ve been doing during this streak that they’ve been on. You’d think Schwartz or Tarasenko right? Nope, just after Oskar Sundqvist got his first goal as a Blue...Chris Thorburn received a pass from Scottie Upshall and netted it to tie the game at three. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it. And even now, I still don’t believe it.
The Blues fought to get the participation point, but at this point in the season they will take it. Unfortunately thanks to Jonathan Marchessault, the Blues could not get the all needed second point. Just 22 seconds into the OT this one was over. (Despite LV guy saying it was 12) They did look at it for an offsides call, but no dice so to speak. Also, if Parayko could have given up some more space on the play, that’d have been swell too.
Blues are right back at it tomorrow night as they take on the Coyotes. Boy this game sure doesn’t seem like a trap. Not at all.
Blah Blah Twitter, blah.
Jordan Schmaltz was injured and didn’t play after the first period. No pressure kid.
Yeo says Schmaltz will be re-evaluated Saturday. Newcomer Mitch Reinke, who signed as a free agent this week after his season at Michigan Tech ended, is the only healthy D.— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 31, 2018
Would the Blues use him? “We’ll see, we’ll see what are options are here,” Yeo said.
We are all walking with Chris Thorburn. (Go search for Elias from WWE. Dude is spot on.)
"That was a great feeling. I forgot what it felt like to be quiet honest... to be able to contribute in a different way than I usually do was special." - Chris Thorburn, on his first goal as a Blue #stlblues pic.twitter.com/VuMdblvRWx— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 31, 2018
Some stats from tonight. Thanks Blues media guys.
Player of the Game:
Me, for living in that tourist trap hell hole for ten years, but I hope you all had fun. Also, Scottie Upshall with the great up ice tackle after the Thorburn goal.