Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Robby Fabbri - Tyler Bozak - Alexander Steen
Mackinze MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist
Colton Parayko - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Justin Faulk
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
First Period -
Just a minute and 20 seconds into the period the Blues went on the power play. Brayden Schenn found the back of the net just two minutes and 7 seconds into the game. Schenn parked himself in front of the net and Ryan O’Reilly found him with a cross ice pass. Schenn had a nice open net. Jonathan Bernier wasn’t going to stop the easy tap in and just like that it was 1-0 Blues.
The Blues scored again on their second power play of the..wait, what do you mean it wasn’t a power play goal? Weird, because the Blues were sure skating around Detroit like they were on a power play. The Blues passed the puck around and eventually Steen was there to fire a shot on net. That shot deflected off of Zach Sanford and in for the 2-0 Blues lead.
Shots on goal for the period were 9-7 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
Midway through the period Detroit was finally able to get on the scoresheet. Jay Bouwmeester tried to clear the puck from behind the net. The puck bounced off of O’Reilly right to Mike Green. Green passed it over to Filip Hronek who one timed the puck on net. Binnington was unable to make the save. Blues were still ahead by one though 2-1.
Ryan O’Reilly extended the Blues lead to 3-1. O’Reilly received the pass from David Perron and skated on net. O’Reilly snapped the puck on net. The puck hit the post and went in.
Shots in the second period were 9-5 in favor of the Wings.
Third Period -
Less than two minutes into the third Dylan Larkin scored to make the game 3-2. After a scrum in the corner the Red Wings came out with the puck. Larkin fired the puck on net, and Binnington got a piece. It wasn’t enough though as the puck still trickled past him and across the goal line. Welp. A for effort I guess.
Valtteri Filppula tied the game at three thanks to a lucky bounce off of Alex Pietrangelo’s skate.
So the Blues blew a two goal lead. In the third. Again. I feel like we’ve read this book before. To make matters worse, the Red Wings actually took the lead. Tyler Bertuzzi scored the Red Wings fourth goal right off the face off.
Later in the period, the Red Wings received a penalty for too much man. The Blues scored their second power play goal of the night. O’Reilly tied the game late on his second goal of the night. O’Reilly tried to stuff the puck in on his first attempt. He ran out of room and the puck rolled back in front of the net. The puck somehow got to Perron, who fed it back to O’Reilly for the score. Tie game.
The Blues got the Gary Bettman memorial participation point. David Perron made sure that they got the second. Brayden Schenn skated the puck into the zone and thought about shooting on net. How about instead he passed the puck Perron who scored the game winner. That’s a great plan, and I for one am glad it worked out.
Blues take this one in overtime 5-4. Blues return home Wednesday night to take on the Wild. No word on Alex Steen, but word had it, he would be ok.
Shots: STL 20, DET 33 (The Blues were outshot 16-5 in the third period)