Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Blues need to stop taking penalties. This series is far from over, but it won’t be that far from over if the Blues can’t come back to win game four.
And there’s good juju in winning game four. Three out of the last five Stanley Cup champions won game four to tie the series at two apiece. A 3-1 deficit isn’t unsurmountable, but it’s been overcome exactly once by the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jordan Binnington, who was pulled Saturday night for the first time in his career, has a stellar record after losses - he’s 6-2 after a loss during the playoffs with a 1.84 GAA, and .935 save percentage. Last round, the Blues lost game three at home to the San Jose Sharks thanks to a last minute goal and a missed hand pass call in overtime. That could’ve absolutely sunk a lesser team; less adversity had torpedoed the Blues before. This season, this team can bounce back.
There’s no reason to not think that it can happen tonight.
This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you want game six.
Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues.