Blues Lineup -
No changes from game one, but in case you missed it:
Binnington in net.
Five minutes into the action an unlikely hero scored the Blues first goal of the night. Oskar Sundqvist bested Connor Hellebuyck to give the Blues an early lead.
But the Jets came back in the period to tie things up. Guy that thinks Jordan Binnington is gonna move out of the way Mark Scheifele found Blake Wheeler in front to tie the game up at one.
Shots after one were 8-8.
Second Period -
About 3 minutes into the period Blues killer Patrik Laine gave the Jets a 2-1 lead. Blake Wheeler this time assisted on what would be a one timer from Laine on the Jets power play.
The Blues answered just four minutes later. Good ol hometown kid Patrick Maroon tied the game at two. The initial chance was stopped but Maroon was there to get his own rebound. It was a brand new game tied at 2.
If you had told me that Oskar Sunqvist was gonna score two goals in a playoff game for the Blues back in January I’d have had you see a doctor. But that’s exactly what he did to give the Blues a one goal lead. David Perron who all but disappeared for Vegas last year nets another point assisting on Sunny’s shot.
With about a minute to go in the period Mark Scheifele struck the scoresheet again. This time it was a game tying goal. It was another power play chance for the jets that they capitalized on. Oh.
After two it was all tied up at three.
Third Period -
Ryan O’Reilly said that the Blues were the best team he had ever played for. I’m not gonna argue that. I’m also not gonna argue that he’s one of the best centers that the Blues have ever had. He adds to his case by putting the Blues ahead for good in the third. O’Reilly accepted the pass and skated into the zone. Using the defender as a screen O’Reilly caught Hellebuyck off guard and beat him. I love him.
The Blues return to Enterprise with a 2-0 series lead. What?!?