Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Jordan Kyrou
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak
Ivan Barbashev - Jacob de la Rose - Sammy Blais
Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Justin Faulk
First Period -
Five minutes and forty five seconds into the period the Blues got on the board. Alexander Steen scored his fifth of the year. Steen picked off a Calgary pass and rushed up the ice. Steen passed it over to Robert Thomas. Thomas then made a “Smooth” pass back to Steen who was able to fire the puck into the back of the net. It was Thomas’ 20th assist of the year.
The delay of game penalty is the worst penalty in hockey. That being said, Zach Sanford flipped the puck over the glass giving the Flames their first power play of the night. Matthew Tkachuk turned back to the bad guy as he was the one to score on said power play chance. Mark Giordano passed the puck to Tkachuk who one timed it at Binnington. Even though it didn’t seem like Tkachuk got all of the shot, the shot still ended up in the back of the net. Game tied at one on Tkachuk’s 16th of the year.
Ryan O’Reilly was sent off for holding. That sent the Flames back to the power play. Sean Monahan made it 2-1 Flames on a wrist shot from the slot. Blues penalty kill now 0 for 2 at this point in the game.
David Perron scored a goal on a hard working play in front of the net. Zach Sanford fired a shot on net. Flames’ starter Cam Talbot gave up just enough of a rebound that Perron was able to shove the puck past Talbot. Flames players got there just in time to see Perron’s 22nd of the year. Sanford (25) and Pietrangelo (28) with the helpers on the play.
Jaden Schwartz played in his 500th game tonight. Jaden Schwartz also scored his 17th goal of the year tonight. With the Blues on the power play, Schwartz was able to easily tip in a Brayden Schenn pass. Schenn got his 25th assist of the year, with Pietrangelo getting his 29th assist of the year.
Second period -
The Flames power play struck for the third time on the night. Monahan scored his second powerplay goal of the night. Johnny Gaudreau’s shot gets his shot blocked in front of Binnington. The puck went to Monahan, and Monahan fired the puck back in the net.
Moments later the Flames scored again. Justin Faulk failed to clear the puck out of the zone. The puck ended up on Sam Bennett’s stick. Mark Jankowski was streaking in front of the net. Bennett hit him with a pass, and Jankowski scored. Flames up now by one. 4-3.
Third Period -
Alexander Steen did not play in the period. He was labeled with a lower body injury and did not return. He’s to be evaluated tomorrow per Coach Berube.
The man who scored the only Blues goal last night, tied the game for the Blues tonight. Zach Sanford tied the game just seconds into the period. Sanford was able to beat Talbot with a beautiful wrist shot. Sanford scored his sixth of the year with O’Reilly (35) and Perron (30) coming in with the assists.
David Perron just about had his second goal of the night, but O’Reilly was most definitely offside on the goal.
This game would head to overtime. Giving the Blues a very nice point total. (69).
Not a goal was scored. However, the Blues penalty kill had to come through late.
The Blues hadn’t won a shootout yet this year. The Flames hadn’t lost one all year. Something had to give. Spoiler it wasn’t the Blues. Both David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly scored on their attempts to give the Blues the 5-4 win despite some ugly, ugly hockey.
Next up for the Blues is two more days off and then a trip to play Edmonton, and the team with no airport.
Something, Something, Twitter.
While this one isn’t about the game...I couldn’t not share it. While yes, this is great...can we get the stuff they couldn’t use on air?
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I feel as if only the Blues could play great like last night and lose and then totally shit the bed tonight and still win. But here’s some post game comments. To include an unhappy coach.
O’captain my captain.
But will he actually continue this...?
Zach Sanford's line tonight: 1G, 1A, plus-2, four shots on goal (second to Schwartz and Bozak's five each), led team with five hits. blocked a shot.— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 29, 2020
Yes, had a delay of game penalty, but if he produces similar numbers like this on a more regular basis, #stlblues will take it.