Blues Lineup as chosen by Mike Yeo’s Dartboard O’Doom
Alexander Steen - Ivan Barbashev - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Dmitrij Jaskin
Vladimir Sobotka - Kyle Brodziak - Patrik Berglund
Nikita Soshnikov - Oskar Sundqvist - Tage Thompson
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Jordan Schmaltz - Robert Bortuzzo
Jake Allen in net. Carter Hutton was scheduled to start, but he had neck issues.
The Blues took to the ice in San Jose tonight to take on the Sharks. After the first two periods, it looked as if the Blues were trying to lull the Sharks to sleep. The Blues managed all of four shots in the first period. They picked it up a little in the second getting 10 shots on net. Jake Allen, who wasn’t even supposed to be there, was the only reason that this game was scoreless after two. I’ll give credit to the Sharks starting netminder Martin Jones, but let’s be honest here. I think at one point he had a lawn chair and a frozen adult beverage set up in the crease. The Blues couldn’t generate any sort of offense. Even with the Blues lone powerplay chance. (All of one shot on that too.)
After a completely awful call on Kyle Brodziak, the Sharks finally broke the tie in the third. Brodziak was called for holding the stick. Not sure how a player can hold his own stick with two hands and then also hold someone else’s stick with the same said hands. But seeing as how the NHL doesn’t know what goaltender interference is, this makes complete sense. Mikkel Boedker received a pass in the slot, and whipped the puck past Allen. 1-0 with eight minutes left.
It’s only one goal. Surely the Blues can do something to try and mount a comeback. Wait, what do you mean they only managed to put TWO SHOTS ON GOAL?!?! Yep. True story. Not only that, but they gave up the mandatory back breaking empty net goal. This one is gonna Tomas Hertl.
Blues get outshot 36-16. Blues couldn’t put any sort of offense together. Blues look lost. Blues fans (some of them) still think this is a playoff team. Nope. It’s time to start looking toward the offseason. Sorry folks, this park is closed. The flaming tire fire out front Scottrade should’ve told you. Los Angeles is next for the Blues on Saturday.
From The Twitter Machine:
Well hey look at that.
From the broken record, and or no shit department:
Jake Allen Comments:
BUT THE GOALTENDING GUYS AM I RIGHT? AM I DOING THIS INTERNETING THING RIGHT? GOOD LORD I NEED SLEEP.
Kyle Brodziak had 25 percent of the #stlblues shots on goal (4) tonight and led the team. Brodziak has been great for this team all year but what is wrong with this picture? Kyle Brodziak should not be having as many shots on goal as Schenn, Schwartz and Tarasenko combined.— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) March 9, 2018
Player of the Game:
Jake Allen. This game was easily 4-0 with out him. Also, my bed.