Oskar Sundqvist - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Jordan Kyrou
Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak
Mackenzie MacEachern - Jacob de la Rose - Ivan Barbashev
Justin Faulk - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
First Period -
Justin Faulk gave the Blues a 1-0 lead just 1:10 into the game. Jaden Schwartz fed a pass to an open Faulk. Faulk one-timed the puck on net. The puck found its way through traffic and past Jets’ starter Connor Hellebuyck. Faulk scored his third goal of the year. The aforementioned Schwartz (19) and Schenn (15) with the assists.
The Jets scored with less than a minute left in the period. Mason Appleton fired a shot on goal that Binnington was able to save. Unfortunately, the rebound went right to Gabriel Bourque. Bourque fired the puck back on net. Jay Bouwmeester makes a better door than a window so Binnington didn’t see the shot. Tie game after one.
Second Period -
Alex Pietrangelo somehow found some room between Hellebuyck and the post as he scored his 10th of the year. Brayden Schenn was able to get the puck away from the boards. The puck was loose and Pietrangelo got the puck on his stick. Hellebuyck was there to make the save, but the puck somehow found the back of the net giving the Blues a 2-1 lead.
Kyle Connor tied the game at two on a goal right in front of the net. Nathan Beaulieu received the puck from Patrick Laine. Beaulieu found Connor open in front of the net. Connor fired a shot and scored top shelf over the shoulder of Binnington.
The third goal of the period, and the Blues third goal of the night came off the stick of Tyler Bozak. With the Blues on the power play, Jaden Schwartz skated right into the slot and put the puck on net. The rebound went right to Bozak who didn’t miss it. Bozak scored his sixth of the year. Schwartz (21) and Perron (23) with the helpers.
It was 3-2 Blues after two.
Third Period -
Kyle Connor scored his second of the night to tie the game at three. With the Jets having a power play of their own Mark “Please don’t let Justin Faulk hit me in the face” Scheifele had a breakaway chance. Binnington was able to make the stop on Scheifele but wasn’t able to stop the second chance tip in from Connor.
Robert Thomas is a wizard. That’s the only way I can explain how he found Bozak for his second of the night. Thomas skated the puck down low. He then no looked passed it to an open Bozak. Bozak one timed the puck into the net. The Blues now lead the game 4-3. Can they hold on to the lead finally? Bozak (7) from Thomas (13) and Pietrangelo (20)
Nope, they sure can’t. With an empty net and less than a minute to go Blake Wheeler tied the game at four. (If you’re keeping track that’s now four leads that the Blues had and lost tonight but shhhhh) Nikolaj Ehlers centered the puck, and Wheeler jammed it home. Not great Bob.
So the Blues take the participation point, and look to take the second one. Overtime god, legend, king, whatever you want, David Perron ends the game...for the fourth time already this year.
The Blues take this one 5-4 and win their 7th in a row. Perron scored his 16th of the year on the game winner. Shots for the game were 35-29 in favor of the Blues. Next up for the Blues are these Jets again on Sunday afternoon.
Three Stars -
3) Schwartz 2) Connor 1) Bozak
From the “Is this good?” department -
David Perron (39 GP) joined Jonathan Toews (39 GP in 2015-16) as just the second player in NHL history to score four overtime goals prior to his team’s 40th game of a season. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/o8uhpu5BUn— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 28, 2019
Also this -
Nine points in a five-game point streak for David Perron (4G-5A)— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) December 28, 2019
Seven points in a four-game point streak for Brayden Schenn (3G-4A)
Nine points in a five-game point streak for Jaden Schwartz (2G-7A)
11 points past 11 games for Alex Pietrangelo (4G-7A). #stlblues
Obligatory post game comment video post -