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
Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Michael Del Zotto - Robert Bortuzzo
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.)
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.
Wouldn’t be surprised if the Blues miss their flight to Pittsburgh high and wide.— (@Schenn_Sational) March 15, 2019
Ok, so there’s not all doom and gloom here.
Going to your first hockey game is unforgettable. Hundreds of St. Louis-area kids are getting to experience that this season thanks to Blues for Kids and Wells Fargo Advisors. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/wKdFoUSK16— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 15, 2019
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.