Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Jordan Kyrou
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak
Mackenzie MacEachern - Jacob de la Rose - Oskar Sundqvist
Justin Faulk - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
First Period -
The Blues were able to find the back of the net with just a minute and nine seconds left in the period. David Perron was able to keep the puck in the zone. Perron fed it over to Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly was somehow able to see Perron and hit him with a great cross ice feed. Perron was able to fire the puck into a wide open net and gave the Blues a 1-0 lead. Perron (13) from O’Reilly (24) and Sundqvist (6)
Second Period -
Nazem Kadri tied the game at one off a one timer chance right in front of the net. The Avs won the face off. Ryan Graves picked up the puck, and then passed it to Kadri who slapped it under the pads of Jordan Binnington. It’s the second game in a row that the Blues gave up a goal with just seconds ticked off the clock in the second period. Kadri (11) from Graves (8)
Flash forward to the middle of the period, when the Avs were on the power play. Samuel Girard hit Mikko Rantanen right in the wheelhouse. Rantanen fired the puck right on net and beat Binnington giving the Avs a one goal lead. Rantanen (9) from Girard (11) and MacKinnon (31)
However, this shitty second turned out pretty well for the Blues in the end. Late in the period Kadri was called for high sticking. That high stick drew some blood and gave the Blues 4:00 minutes to work with. In the first two minutes of the double minor, Perron scored his second goal of the night. Perron fired a wrist shot that beat Avs starter Philipp Grubauer from the left face off circle. Perron’s 14th from Pietrangelo (17) and Schwartz (15) Game tied at two.
Less than a minute later, Vince Dunn put the Blues ahead for good. While still on the back end of the double minor Dunn played a little give and go with Tyler Bozak for an easy goal. Dunn (5) from Bozak (10) and Faulk (8) 3-2 good guys.
Third Period -
A little over halfway through the period, Jordan Kyrou put on a show for the people that braved the snowy ice death tonight. Kyrou stole the puck at center ice. He then turned on the jets and skated down and behind the net. The next thing you knew, the puck was in the back of the net on a beautiful wrap around chance. It was a great individual effort for Kyrou’s first goal of the year.
David Perron sealed the win with an empty netter for his fifth career hat trick. So that’s now 15 goals on the year for Perron with Sunqvist (7) and O’Reilly on the assists.
Blues go on to win this one 5-2. The Blues played well when they needed too, but once again a slower second period almost doomed them. Shots in the game were 35-28 in favor of the Blues. Up next for the Blues...they host the Oilers on Wednesday night.
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His LA footballers got their shit kicked in yesterday too. You just hate to see it.
Obligatory I did something good in the game picture:
Or we’re just insane. Either way, good on you Blues fans.
Blues fans, once again you show your unrivaled passion and dedication. Tonight’s game was sold out, and more than 15,000 of you braved the winter weather to join us tonight. Enjoy the rest of the game and be safe driving home! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/rp00R58mLF— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) December 17, 2019
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