Schenn - O’Reilly - Tarasenko
Schwartz - Sundqvist - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Thomas
Sanford - Barbashev - Steen
Dunn - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Edmundson - Bortuzzo
First Period -
Jordan Binnington showed up to play. At least early on. Which is more than I could say about the team in front of him. Just two minutes in the Jets were already all over the Blues net. Bryan Little is denied the chance to put his team up early.
Binnington standing tall again a few minutes later as he absolutely robbed Mathieu Perreault.
The Blues took the lead very late in the first. David Perron scored on the power play (that had been 0-7 to this point in the series) with 47 seconds to go.
Blues were outshot 13-7 in the period got pretty worked over, but lead 1-0 after the first 20.
Second Period -
The Jets finally broke the dam in the second period scoring not one, not two, but three goals in the period. The first of which was sort of a bad break for the home team. Kevin Hayes fired a puck on net. Binnington looked as if he was going to be able to make the save. Unfortunately, the puck bounced off of Alex Pietrangelo and past Binnington tying the game at one.
The Jets second goal of the night came when Patrik Laine was able to skate on past two Blues. Jacob Trouba fed Laine the puck, and with just Binnington standing in his way...Laine scored to put the Jets up by one. Now I don’t know where ‘let’s let the guy that scored 5 on us at Enterprise waltz right in and score’ was in the game plan, but nailed it.
But wait there’s more. Just 41 seconds later the Jets added a power play tally with a 4 on 3 opportunity. Kyle Connor (the guy that looks like he loves Kid Rock) buried a wrist shot extending the lead to 3-1.
Blues were again out shot 12-6 in the period. Not sure, but things went from bad to worse for the Blues.
Third Period -
The Blues had some power play time to start the third. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on said power play with the beautiful rocket that we have all come to admire. Well unless you were Connor Hellebuyck then maybe not. Shoutout to Vince Dunn with the beautiful effort to keep the puck in the zone in the first place. Not once, but twice.
Just when it was looking like the Blues had some sort of pulse, Andrew Copp threw the puck towards the net. Brandon Tanev’s skate was at the right place at the right time. The puck deflected off the skate of Tanev and went in giving the Jets their two goal lead back.
General pain in the ass Dustin Byfuglien banked a puck off of Binnington to give the Jets a 5-2 lead, which wasn’t ideal. It looked as if the puck may have even bounced off of Binnington’s mask.
Alexander Steen scored with about 6 minutes left in the game, giving the Blues some life. Steen shot the puck at the net. The puck hit something or someone and went in. So you’re telling me there’s a chance now right....?
Or not as Kyle Connor, Kid Rock’s biggest fan, scored his second goal of the night to put any sort of comeback notion to bed.
The Blues drop this one 6-3. The Jets are too good of a team to get swept. However, the play of the Blues in the first period and a half to two periods in a concern. Here’s hoping they bounce back in game 4. Late start for this one again folks as puck drop isn’t until 8:30.
From The Twit:
Well, they went somewhere. Downhill maybe? Southeast?
Berube: "We've got to get the puck deep. That's our game. Moving the puck quick, getting it in the offensive zone. Working the team down low in the offensive zone. That's our game. We're a north team and we didn't go north tonight." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) April 15, 2019
Charles Glenn needs to work a few more games me thinks.
The fact that this needs to be tweeted is something. Oh and Binnington netted his first NHL assist tonight.
Jesus, people. Binnington is the clear choice for Game 4. #stlblues— Nate Brinson (@nwbrinson) April 15, 2019
Player of the game:
Chaser for that intro video that I can’t seem to find now. Welp.