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A piss poor effort from the Blues leads to a 5-2 loss.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Jordan Kyrou - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko

Robby Fabbri - Oskar Sundqvist - Pat Maroon

Ivan Barbashev - Sammy Blais

Defense

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo

Carl Gunnarsson

Goalie

Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

First Period:

Zzzzz....Oh hello there. You didn’t miss anything other than Allen having to stand on his head because the rest of the Blues decided to take the first period off. Shots were 13-9 in favor of the Bruins.

Second Period:

Torey Krug finds himself completely open for the Bruins first goal of the night. Seriously, look at how open he was. I maybe a guy behind a keyboard, but I don’t think that’s how you’re supposed to defense.

Moments later, Ryan O’Reilly tied the game at one. O’Reilly fired an initial shot on Bruins starter Tukka Rask. He was able to collect his own rebound, not once but twice. O’Reilly jammed the puck in the net for the goal. Perron was also credited with an assist bringing his point streak to 13 games.

The Blues briefly took the lead in this one. Carl Gunnarsson scored his first goal of the year off a one timer. Jaden Schwartz set up Gunnarsson with the nice pass on what was a nice offensive zone possession for the Blues.

There was a time that Blues fans were happy when David Backes scored a powerplay goal. Tonight was not one of those nights. In the final seconds of a Bruins powerplay, David Backes tips a Zdeno Chara shot past Allen to tie the game right back up at two.

Third Period:

Jaden Schwartz is broken. Instead of shooting the puck on net when he was pretty much alone on the goaltender he wants to drop it off to Tarasenko. FIRE THE DROP PASS INTO THE SUN.

Moments later the Bruins score on a Chris Wagner breakaway, because of course they do.

Brad Marchand didn’t lick anyone tonight, but he did score a goal. Allen gave up a rebound straight to Marchand who fired the puck over Allen and into the net. That’ll just about do it for this one...

No, this will do it.

Blues fall 5-2. Piss poor effort from pretty much everyone. The Blues return home for a Saturday night game against the Senators.

SOG: STL 30, BOS 27

Goals:

Bruins: Krug (5) from Krejci (28) and Cehlarik (1), Backes (5) from Chara (3) and Krejci (29), Wagner (6) from Karlsson (5), Marchand from McAvoy (11) and Bergeron (26), and finally (good grief) Kuraly (6) from Krejci (30) and Wagner (5)

Blues: O’Reilly (17) from Kyrou (2) and Perron (18), Gunnarsson (1) from Schwartz (17) and Schenn (16)

From The Twit:

Sure 2-1-1 is great when your team doesn’t start off losing like the Blues did.

No, the basketball game the went to had nothing to do with it Twitter commenter.

Hey at least they lead the league in something.

Player of the Game:

I got nothing.