Brayden Schenn - Ryan O’Reilly - Jaden Schwartz
Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen
Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Sammy Blais
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo
Vladimir Tarasenko was held out of the lineup today with an “upper body” injury. He is listed as day-to-day. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious.
First period -
It seemed as if Pat Maroon was stuck on four goals for ever. (His last goal was Jan 12 in Dallas. That’s 25 games for those scoring at home) That was until today. While on the power play, the Blues scored to make it 1-0. Colton Parayko fired a puck off of the boards. The puck found it’s way to Maroon. Maroon fired the puck past Sharks starter Martin Jones and into the net.
The Sharks wound up finding the back of the net on a power play of their own. Joe Thornton finds an open Timo Meier for the Sharks first goal of the night. Shoutout to Jay Bouwmeester for doing his best traffic cone impression in front of the net. Game now tied 1-1.
Timo Meier wasn’t done in front of the Blues net. In the final seconds of the first, he scored his second of the game. Logan Couture finds Meier with a great pass. Meier did the rest and just like that it’s 2-1 Sharks.
At the end of one shots were 10-8 in favor of the Sharks.
Second Period -
That Timo Meier kid would not go away. Jake Allen had about enough of it though. Allen made a great glove save denying Meier his hat trick.
Blues had themselves a power play to finish up the second. It looked as if the team would have a decent amount of time on the power play to start the third. Brayden Schenn had other ideas. A pass that had been intended for O’Reilly was picked off in front of the net. Schenn knocked the puck off of the Sharks defender’s stick and into the open goal. Maybe the guy disconnected his controller? 2-2 after two. Shots were 6-6 for the period.
Third Period -
The third period belonged to Jake Allen. Kevin Labanc felt the hiss of Allen (ok, that was awful don’t let me say that ever again) after Allen made a beautiful sprawling save with his stick.
In the late moments of the third, the Sharks came in on an odd man rush. Marcus Sorensen found himself alone in front of Allen. Allen denied Sorensen the game winner after a great save.
The Sharks brought it in the third, but Jake Allen was at least up to the task stopping all 15 shots that he saw. The Blues managed all of four in the final period. Yikes.
To Overtime we go:
Labanc might not have scored in the third period, but he did find the net in overtime. I guess you could say the Sharks really Labanc’d that win.
STL: Pat Maroon (5) from Parayko (12) and Dunn (19), Schenn (13) was unassisted.
SJS: Meier (25, 26) from Thorton (26) and Heed (7)/Couture (37) and Hertl (30), Labanc (12) from Couture (38) and Hertl (31)
From the Twit:
Jake Allen was one of the main reason’s the Blues got a point yet here we are:
It sure was. I think 3 of 6 would have been ok. Five of six and an OT away from 6-6? Outstanding.
Allen: "It was a great road trip for us ... huge road trip. I think two out of three probably would have been a good trip for us. But you know, five out of six points, we'll definitely take it." #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 10, 2019
Panger the singer. Who knew?
I honestly don’t care who is in net. Both goalies as of late have shown that they give the team a chance to win. It just depends on what team wants to show up in front of them.
Berube on whether Allen has put himself into conversation for more starts: "I think, like I said a month ago or more, that we're going to need both goalies. It's just a heavy schedule … game after game, back-to-backs. We need both guys and he's doing his job." #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 10, 2019
Player of the Game:
Jake Allen. One of his best of the year.