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The Day After: Blues Vs. Senators

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Spoiler: It’s still an ugly loss.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Brayden Schenn - Ryan O’Reilly - Robert Thomas

Jaden Schwartz - Tyler Bozak - Pat Maroon

Zach Sanford - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Robby Fabbri

Defense

Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Michael Del Zotto - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie

Jake Allen

Senators Highlights:

First Period -

The Blues sat in the box twice in the period. Ottawa also had two guys in the box, but one was called at the very end of the period. The Blues failed to convert either chance. In fact the Blues were 0 for 3 on the night with the man advantage. Shots after one were 13-5 for the Blues.

Second Period -

Blame Jake Allen (and some of you already did) all you want, but what in the holy blue hell was 15 doing? Oh right, letting his man skate in and score one of the easiest goals that he probably will this year. Christian Wolanin scored to give the bad guys a 1-0 lead. You also have to give Mikkel Boedker some credit for the pass that found Wolanin in the first place.

Shots that period were 13-8 in favor of the Sens.

Third Period -

Ok, the Blues are only down by a goal. Former Blues goaltending legend Anders Nilsson is in net. They’re gonna tie it up right?

The Blues had a late power play. Surely, they’re gonna tie it here right?

Surely, they’re not gonna give up and empty net goal and lose to the worst team in the NHL right?

Oh. Two games against inferior opponents and two losses to show for it. The boys should be embarrassed. But clearly the goaltending is the issue when you can’t score goals against two lesser teams. Darcy Kuemper and Anders Nilsson held the Blues to one goal. One. It doesn’t get any easier for the Blues as they head to Pittsburg to take on the Penguins tomorrow at noon.

Shots 35 for STL 21 for OTT and 12 for Blues fans at bars. (The counter probably stopped working at a certain point.)

Goals:

STL: LOLOLOLOLOLOL

OTT: Christian Wolanin (4) from Mikkel Boedker (26) and Anthony Duclair (11), Chris Tierney (9) unassisted.

From The Twit Machine:

ICYMI - The Blues called up Kyrou again. Right after sending him back...again.

He’s not wrong.

Ok, so there’s not all doom and gloom here.

Ryan O’Reilly is a saint and you can’t convince me otherwise

Player of the Game:

Anyone that can figure out what this headcase of a team is gonna do the final 12 games.