Brayden Schenn - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Oskar Sundqvist - David Perron
Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford - Ivan Barbashev - Alexander Steen
Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo
Welcome back Carl, good to see you. That’s right Carl Gunnarsson made his return to the Blues lineup tonight. Paul Stastny and Ryan Reaves make their return to St. Louis as well.
First Period -
With about a minute and half left in the first period, the Blues find the back of the net first. Ivan Barbashev has been on fire as of late. Tonight was no different. Malcolm Subban gave the puck up behind his net. Zach Sanford collected the puck and found Barbashev in front. Barbashev was able to sneak the puck in between the post and Subban to give the Blues the lead.
Shots were 8-5 in favor of the Blues in the period.
Second Period -
The Golden Knights tied the game at one thanks to one William Karlsson. With the Knights on the power play, the initial shot was fired at Binnington. The puck rebounded out to a waiting Karlsson. Karlsson fired the puck into the back of the net. The Blues were just seconds away from killing this penalty off. Oops.
The Blues scored a goal in the last two minutes of the first, so why not score within the last two minutes of the second too. Jay Bouwmeester made a beautiful pass to Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly came in all alone on Subban. O’Reilly beat Subban and gave the Blues a 2-1 lead.
Shots for the second period were 10-7 in favor of Vegas.
Third Period -
No, the Blues didn’t score a goal at the end of the period, but they did score a goal. It wasn’t in a very conventional way either. Robert Bortuzzo fired a puck on net. The puck bounced off of Subban, off of Sanford’s neck and into the goal. To say things were going great for the Blues fourth line is probably an understatement.
That was all she wrote for this one. The Blues take down the Knights 3-1. Shots for the period were once again 10-7 in favor of the Knights. Shots overall for the game were 25-22 in favor of Vegas. The Blues head east for their next game. They can clinch a playoff spot as early as tomorrow with...a Chicago Blackhawks win. I think I just threw up in my mouth a bit.
STL: Barbashev (13) from Sanford (12), O’Reilly (27) from Bouwmeester (13) and Parayko (16) and Sanford (8) from Bortuzzo (8) and Pietrangelo (23)
VGK: Karlsson (23) from Miller (25) and Marchessault (31)
From the Twit:
We’re not really sure either Jillian. Very well done video as usual. Check it out.
Hockey fans during the playoff race pic.twitter.com/0urzwtQ34e— Jillian Fisher (@FisherJillian) March 25, 2019
#stlblues are going to the playoffs https://t.co/DYoE2V0X67 pic.twitter.com/Un7XrZzIe9— MoneyPuck.com (@MoneyPuckdotcom) March 26, 2019
Play it a few more games huh guys?
PLAY GLORIA! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/DWUQtKJWCF— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 26, 2019
Coach post game comments.
Craig Berube on what he's observed about the #stlblues during their wins over the Lightning and Golden Knights: "You've got to learn to win different ways in this league, and I think that we're doing that." pic.twitter.com/DzmlVu21DJ— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) March 26, 2019
Some on Twitter earlier in the season might have agreed with you...
Petro on picking up his 300th NHL assist: "That means I've played too much hockey. Getting old quick." #stlblues pic.twitter.com/VEsifgLaBE— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) March 26, 2019
Player of the Game:
Ivan Barbashev’s dad for partying until six in the morning. He has no choice, he lives here now. That’s how it works.