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Blue Jacket Vs. Blues Recap...Elvis Has Left The Building.

Despite a slow start (and a two goal deficit) the Blues pull off a 4-3 OT win.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Sammy Blais

Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Alexander Steen - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defense

Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk

Goalie

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights:

First Period -

With 5:55 left in the first period, Robert Thomas scored his second goal of the year. Thanks largely to the fact that Tyler Bozak made Seth Jones look absolutely silly in front of the net. Bozak did a number on Jones and then fired the puck over to Thomas who had a wide open net that he thankfully did not miss. 1-0 Blues. (Thomas (2) from Bozak (5) and Zach Sanford (2))

The Blue Jackets tied the game at one with just four seconds left. 4.7 seconds to be exact, but still, not great. Alex Pietrangelo tried to make a cross ice pass, that bounced off of a Blue Jackets stick. The puck bounced to another Blue Jacket who cleared the pushed the puck up ice and the rush was on. Gustav Nyquist skated the puck into the Jackets offensive zone. Nyquist found a streaking Pierre-Luc Dubois with a pass and Dubois beat Binnington. That tied the game at one headed into the locker room. Four seconds guys! (Dubois (6) from Nyquist (5) and Cam Atkinson (4))

Shots at the end of one were 11-8 in favor of the Jackets. It was a slow start for the Blues in this one to say the least as Binnington had to make a few key saves early.

Second Period -

The Blue Jackets pulled ahead in the second period. At the 5:41 mark, Sonny Milano one-timed a rebound opportunity right back into the net over a sprawled out Binnington. 2-1 Jackets. (Milano (3) from Oliver Bjorkstrand (1) and Scott Harrington (1))

The Jackets weren’t done there. The Jackets were on the power play and Oliver Bjorkstrand made it a 3-1 game. Bjorkstrand fired a one timer off a pass from Dubois. You’re (probably) not gonna miss from that part of the ice, and Bjorkstrand didn’t. That was also his 100th NHL point. Neat. (Bjorkstrand (3) from Dubois (4) and Alexander Wennberg (4))

The Blues found the back of the net moments later. Brayden Schenn scored his 10th goal of the year. While on the power play, the Blues rushed up ice. David Perron connected with Schenn who fired it into the net with a wrist shot. 3-2 Blues and there was life again. David Perron picked up his 300th NHL assist on the play. (Schenn PPG (10) from Perron (8) and Schwartz (10) and a third assist to the gentleman being interviewed).

Just 26 seconds later the Blues tied the game at three. Oskar Sundqvist was able to bury his own rebound for the goal. Ivan Barbashev was able to find the wide open Sundqvist in the middle of the ice. Sundqvist fired his initial shot on Jackets starter Elvis Merzlikins. Merzlikins didn’t have a chance on the rebound though and just like that the game was knotted at 3. (Sundqvist (3) from Barbashev (3) and MacEachern (1))

Shots in the period were 11-9 in favor of the Jackets.

Third Period -

The only highlight of the third was that the Blues finally looked like they were in the game. That and they finally outshot the Jackets 9-8. The Jackets committed a penalty with less than two minutes to go in the period...

Overtime -

....That set up David Perron’s game winning goal in the extra period. Just eight seconds in Perron found the back of the net. The Blues won the face off and quickly rushed up the ice. Alex Pietrangelo passed the puck over to Perron. Perron made a little move, fired it on net and sent everyone home happy. The only shot in the OT period was Perron’s game winner. (Perron (7) from Pietrangelo (5) and O’Reilly (11))

The Blues are right back at it tomorrow night as they take on the Wild in Minnesota. Final shot count for this one was 30-27 in favor of Columbus.

From The Twit:

Another submission from the “He’s not wrong” department.

Oskar Sundqvist post game comments. I have really loved this “fourth” line.

Huh, this is actually pretty cool.

Binnington postgame comments on hockey fights cancer night.

That’s good right? Oh by the way, they’re in first place.

Player of the Game: