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Blues Vs. Penguins Recap: Malarkey.

Blues just didn’t have it in a 3-0 loss to the Penguins.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Forwards

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

Defense

Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk

Goalie

Jordan Binnington

Penguins Highlights:

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.

And don’t you forget it.

Huh.

Player of the Game:

Tristan Jarry for making it through high school with the name Tristan Jarry.