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Blues Vs. Sharks Round 3 Game 5 Recap

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A dominating road performance brings the Blues just ONE GAME away from the Stanley Cup Final.

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Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas

Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen

Defense

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights:

The Blues scored first in this one thanks to the “fourth line” Erik Karlsson couldn’t clear the puck and Oskar Sundqvist took advantage. Sundqvist took the failed clearing attempt and put it in the back of the net for the Blues 1-0 lead just 5:50 into the game.

Shots after one were 11-4 for the Sharks despite the Blues leading this one 1-0. Thank you post.

Second Period -

Three or so minutes into the second period the Blues take a 2-0 lead. Vladimir Tarasenko fired a puck on net. Martin Jones gave up a nice rebound that Jaden Schwartz was able to burry in the back of the net. Can we give Jones an unofficial assist on this?

Tarasenko was tripped up by Brent Burns on his way to the net and was awarded a penalty shot. Tarasenko goes top shelf with that beautiful shot of his and gave the Blues a 3-0 lead.

Shots in the second period were 20-6 in favor of the Blues.

Third Period -

As if the Blues needed help after the dominant second, the Sharks gifted the Blues a 5 on 3 power play less than three minutes into the third. The Blues hadn’t had much luck on the two man advantage until today. Jaden Schwartz scored his second of the day. Schwartz found the puck in front of the net and backhanded it into the Sharks net. 4-0 Blues. This was the first 5 on 3 power play goal for the Blues this year...

And with four minutes left in the game Schwartz completed the hat trick thanks to a great pass from Tarasenko.

The Blues down the Sharks 5-0. The Blues outshot the Sharks 36-10 in the final two periods. The overall shot totals were 40-21 in favor of the Blues. The Blues return home Tuesday night to play for the chance at the Stanley Cup Final. The last time the Blues were in this position? 1986. Hopefully, this result is different.

From The Twitter:

We now go to a broom closet at the SAP Center to look at the Blues post game celebration.

Same guys. Same.

Yep. This isn’t the same team that we saw the last run. Something is definitely different.

PLAY GLORIA FOREVER.