Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Oskar Sundqvist
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak
Mackenzie MacEachern - Jacob de la Rose - Ivan Barbashev
Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
Niko Mikkola - Robert Bortuzzo
First Period -
Justin Faulk scored his fourth goal of the year on a power play chance. Robert Thomas hits Alexander Steen with a pass behind the net. Steen then passes the puck to a wide open Faulk for the easy one timer that beat former Blues goalie Brian Elliott. It was the only bright spot for the power play though, as it went 1 for 6 on the night. That also included some extended 5 on 3 time. Faulk from Steen (10) and Thomas (18). 1-0 Blues.
That’d be the only goal scored in the period. Shots on goal were 14-8 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
With some puck luck, Tyler Pitlick tied the game at one. Pitlick skated in behind the net and threw the puck back out front. The puck looked to have bounced off of either David Perron or Alex Pietrangelo’s skate and past Binnington. Pitlick scored his fifth of the year with Laughton (6) and Niskanen (13) on the assists.
Exactly three minutes later, the Flyers scored again. Michael Raffl was able to gather a rebound in front. He fired the puck off the post and past Binnington giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead. It figured that they hit the post on this goal after already having hit two posts in the period. Fifth goal of the year scored by Raffl with Hagg (6) and Couturier (27) assisting.
Shots in the period were 9-8 for the Flyers despite them not having a shot on goal in the first nine minutes or so of the period.
Third Period -
At the end of the second period Perron was given two minutes for cross checking. He was caught retaliating after Travis Konechy had started shit with Perron. They both should have gone in my opinion, but instead it was just Perron in the box. And on the ensuing power play Konechy (15) scored to give the Flyers a two goal lead. James van Riemsdyk (13)/Giroux (19)
Ryan O’Reilly scored his 9th goal of the year on his own rebound chance. O’Reilly attempted to redirect a feed on net from Schenn. Elliott made the initial save, but O’Reilly was able to shoot the puck under Elliott pulling the Blues back to within one. Schenn (24)/Perron (27) with the assists.
Alexander Steen tied the game thanks to yet another great set up from one Robert Thomas. Schwartz was able to move the puck around to Thomas. Thomas fired the still moving puck to Steen in front of the net. Steen was then able to backhand the puck past Elliott. Steen (4) from Thomas (19) and Schwartz (24)
The Blues managed to salvage a point in this one. Unfortunately, the Flyers came out on top in this one. Jakub Voracek scored the game winner and ended the Blues home win streak.
The Blues had their chances, but couldn’t capitalize and it bit them in the ass tonight. Still, they managed to salvage a point and remain on top of the West, and the NHL. So there’s that. They go out to Colorado to take on the Avs on Saturday.
These tweets also hit the post.
Locker room chat.
Nine of a possible ten points on a five game homestand. I will take that 100% of the time.
I’ll take “Things not to say about the Blues right now” for $400 Alex.
The Blues didn’t have it tonight, true, but hearing fans leaving the game say “Jesus, this team sucks,” is pretty humorous. #stlblues— ♂️ ♂️ Podcast (@TwoGuysOneCup) January 16, 2020
Alexander Steen is making a comeback....hopefully?
The Goal by Alexander Steen is his 8th Point in 6 games & is his 493th Points as a member of the St Louis Blues.— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) January 16, 2020
Steen is now tied with Pavol Demitra for 5th most Points in franchise history.
And in case you missed the Blues scoring a 5 on 3 goal. You have to go back all the way to 2016. For fucks sake.
The St Louis Blues streak without a 5 on 3 Goal is now at 22 minutes & 45 seconds over 19 opportunities.— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) January 16, 2020
In case you forgot what a Blues 5 on 3 Goal looks like here is the last one from Dec 9 2016 by Jaden Schwartz.
Video from @FSMidwest#stlblues pic.twitter.com/jrjajS8PfK