Brayden Schenn - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Tyler Bozak - Robby Fabbri
Zach Sanford - Oskar Sundqvist - Pat Maroon
Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Robert Thomas
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
The Blues headed to
Enterprise West Pepsi Center to take on the Avalanche. As most of you know the Blues came into this one riding an 8 game win streak. Robby Fabbri drew back into the lineup today as Alexander Steen was welcoming a new child into the world. Jake Allen got the start for the Blues on the first game of two in consecutive days.
No scoring. The Blues outshot the Avs 14-8
No scoring. Shots were 11-11.
Vladimir Tarasenko had a few chances in this game. Avs’ starter Semyon Varlamov denied all of them until the third. Four minutes into the third, Ryan O’Reilly found a wide open Tarasenko. Tarasenko took advantage of how open he was and fired his patented wrister on goal. Varlamov had no chance and Blues led 1-0. Tarasenko extended his point streak to 11 games.
Just about a minute later Zach Sanford made it 2-0. Oskar Sundqvist fired a pass over to Sanford. Sanford deflected the puck on net and past Varlamov.
Late in the third Jake Allen made a huge stop on Carl Soderberg keeping the Avs off the scoreboard.
Jaden Schwartz sent the pro Blues crowd home happy by sealing this one with an empty netter.
The Blues take this one 3-0. The only downside of the game was the power play. Not looking great, but when was the last time it did? The Blues head to Minnesota next to take on the Wild tomorrow.
Shots finished up 33-32 in favor of the Blues.
STL - Tarasenko (25) from O’Reilly (37) and Schenn (27), Sanford (7) from Sundqvist (11) and Maroon (12), Schwartz (5) from Tarasenko (23) and Bozak (14)
COL - LOL
From The Twitter Machine:
From our “Is This Good?” department -
Going into their game on Jan. 3, the #stlblues were 15-18-4, good for 34 points, last in the entire NHL. Since then, they're 15-4-1 and have accumulated the most points (31) in the league while outscoring the opposition 68-39.— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 16, 2019
Finally someone saying something like this, and I don’t think it’s complete bullshit.
Schenn: "We're playing together, playing for one another. It's a team effort. Everyone is doing what it takes to win." #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 16, 2019
So we can pump the breaks on the Q talk...for now.
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