Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Nathan Walker
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Ivan Barbashev - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas
Mackenzie MacEachern - Jacob de la Rose - Troy Brouwer
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk
First Period -
39 seconds into the game, Marcus Pettersson fired a shot from the point. Teddy Blueger was able to deflect the puck past Binnington to make it 1-0 bad guys. Blueger (3) from Petterson (8) and Tanev (9)
Shots at the end of one were 15-10 in favor of the Pens.
Second Period -
The Penguins scored their second goal with 39 seconds left in the period. Stefan Noesen banged home a rebound chance in front of the net. Jared McCann got the puck to the net, and Noesen was wide open to do whatever he wanted to do. Set up a recliner, score a goal, have a snack. Noesen (1) from McCann (9) and Kahun (9)
Third Period -
Sam Lafferty (Doesn’t he tee off before Happy Gilmore?) and Alex Galchenyuk combine for the Penguins third goal of the night. Lafferty took the puck away from a sprawled out Tyler Bozak and hit a streaking Galchenyuk with a perfect pass. Galchenyuk was all alone and beat Binnington on a breakaway. Galchenyuk (2) from Lafferty (6)
The Blues then appeared to have scored, but since no NHL ref knows what actual goaltender interference is, they didn’t.
And then here’s the “explanation” from NHL PR:
Shots at the end of the game were 33-28 in favor of the Pens. The Blues managed just 4 shots in the third. Tonight just wasn’t their night. They have a couple of days off before taking on Toronto Saturday night.
Twitter, yadda yadda yadda.
Your postgame comments..regroup, move on. Good idea.
Christ, this is certainly a take.
The #stlblues tonight played like Laura Brannigan, the lady who sang "Gloria", the team's Stanley Cup champions anthem: DEAD. Try choosing a pop star who's alive, like Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera!— Fred Benson (@Fitzie54) December 5, 2019
And don’t you forget it.
St Louis Blues Shutout by the Pittsburgh for only the 4th time in franchise history.— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) December 5, 2019
1st time since December 19 1996 (Ken Wregget); span of 31 games.
Jarry ties for most saves in SO vs Blues w/33.
December 13 1978 (Greg Millen)
February 1 1968 (Les Binkley)#stlblues
Player of the Game:
Tristan Jarry for making it through high school with the name Tristan Jarry.