Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Oskar Sundqvist - Pat Maroon
Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Jordan Kyrou
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
After an impressive win over the Capitals last night, the Blues were right back at it against the Islanders tonight in NYC. Jordan Binnington got the start in net for the road team.
Isles get on the board first in this one as Jordan Eberle scored his 200th goal of his career. Eberle jammed home a rebound chance. The goal was reviewed, but it stood as called. 1-0 Islanders.
The Blues didn’t tie the game up, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The Blues outshot the Islanders 18-6 in the second period. Isles starter Robin Lehner was a big reason why the Blues couldn’t find the back of the net.
The Blues finally break through against Lehner in the third period. David Perron extended his point streak to 12 games with his 17th goal of the year. Shocker, the duo of Ryan O’Reilly/Perron combine for the goal. Perron slapped a one time chance into the net to tie the game at one.
The Blues got an important participation point tonight. But that’s all that they would get. Valtteri Fippula wins it for the Isles in OT. Vince Dunn should take the drop pass out of his vocabulary forever. Binnington couldn’t stop Fippula’s bid and the Isles win it 2-1.
Despite the loss, this was one of (if not the best) the best games the Blues have played this year on the back end of the back to back. The Blues head to Boston to take on the Bruins Thursday.
SOG: Blues 31, NY 25
NY: Eberle (10) from Lee (19), Filppula (10) from Barzal (30) and Beauvillier (6)
STL: Perron (17) from O’Reilly (29) and Bouwmeester (8)
From The Twit:
Zach Sanford didn’t look great after a hit later in the game, update...
Berube said Sanford seemed fine after the game, but he’d have to see how he is tomorrow. #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) January 16, 2019
Not great Bob.
Jaden Schwartz:— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) January 16, 2019
has gone 20 games without scoring a Goal with a Goalie in net.
Last non EN Goal for Schwartz was on Nov 9th.
Schwartz has played over 385 minutes during this 'streak' and has 61 Shots on a Goalie without a Goal.#stlblues
Do not envy him as both are playing decently.
*Reusing this because it's still accurate*— Oskar Tsundere-qvist (@irratnloptmsm) January 16, 2019
Berube, trying to decide who to start on Thursday:#STLBlues pic.twitter.com/IPXyLtQlOp
Things maybe alright after all.
Let's try this Tweet again with the word REGULATION in it.— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) January 16, 2019
Although the Blues lost tonight they did match a Franchise record allowing 1 Goal or less in 5 straight road games in regulation.
Other time they did in same season was....
March 19 2016 thru April 7 2016#stlblues pic.twitter.com/DvfLcEWdGd
Player of the Game -
Robin Lehner. Not for the game he played, but walking around with the name Robin. Batman’s sidekick wants his gimmick back.