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Blues vs. Blue Jackets Recap: Too Much Man

The Blue Jackets sink the Blues in OT 3-2 after tying the game in the third.

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Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Robert Thomas

Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Jacob de la Rose - Tyler Bozak - Sammy Blais

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defense

Colton Parayko - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Justin Faulk

Carl Gunnarsson - Vince Dunn

Goalie

Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

First Period -

Vladislav Gavrikov got the scoring going in this one with his first NHL goal. Gavrikov got the goal on a backhander. Jake Allen was able to make the initial save, but couldn’t stop the rebound chance. 1-0 bad guys midway through the period. Gavrikov’s (1) goal was unassisted.

The mack attack was back jack at the very end of the period. With less than a minute to go, Mackenzie MacEachern tied the game at one. Sundqvist made a great effort to keep the puck in the zone. MacEachern ended up with the puck. He skated in on Jackets starter Joonas Korpisalo and in behind the net. Next thing you know, the puck was in the net after a strong wrap around move. Weird how it actually works when someone other than Magnus Paajarvi does it. It was MacEachern’s second of the year assisted by Sundqvist (4).

Shots after one period were 14-9 in favor of the Jackets.

Second Period -

The Blues took the lead in the second on a power play goal from Brayden Schenn. The Blues were able to control the puck from the initial face off after the penalty. David Perron tapped the puck over to Schwartz who poked the puck across the ice. It went straight over to a wide open Schenn who fired the puck into the back of the net. The Blues just needed 6 seconds on the man advantage to score. Nice. Also nice, Schenn scored his 11th of the year assisted by Schwartz (12) and Perron (11)

Shots on goal for the period were 10-10.

Third Period -

The Blues had a lead in the third period, what could possibly go....OH NO.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had his first shot blocked by Dunn. But the puck went right back to Dubois and he was able to score on his second chance. Dubois (7) from Bemstrom (4) and Milano (4)

This game would head to OT. The Blues were outshot in the final period of regulation 11-7.

Overtime -

The Blues get called for too much man for the second game in a row in OT. This time it came back to bite them in the ass. Zach Werenski scored the game winner on a one time shot. Sigh. Werenski scored goal number 6 on the year assisted by Jones (9) and Atkinson (8)

The Blues are right back at it tomorrow as they take on the Ducks. Would love it if they could stay out of OT for this one.

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This seems to be a trend that’s not going to end well.

Here’s some post game comments:

Jake Allen gave the Blues a chance to win. Alas, they did not. Also, the three star selection is a farce anyway.

Player of the Game:

Klim Kostin. For having to hang out in the press box with Robert Bortuzzo. I’m sure they had a nice cheese spread.