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Sharks At Blues Recap - Sharks Still Bad Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo.

Sharks try to come back in the third, but Blues hold on to down Sharks 3-2.

San Jose Sharks v St Louis Blues Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images

Blues Lineup:

Niko Mikkola made his NHL debut tonight after it was announced that both Colton Parayko and Carl Gunnarsson would sit out for another game.

Forwards -

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Jordan Kyrou

Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Alexander Steen - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist

Defensemen -

Vince Dunn - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Justin Faulk

Niko Mikkola - Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender -

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights:

First Period -

No goals were scored in the first. Shots were 10-5 in favor of the Blues.

Second Period -

With a little over five minutes gone in the period, Tyler Bozak puts the Blues on the board. Brayden Schenn was able to get the puck up ice to Bozak. Bozak and Alexander Steen rushed up the ice. Bozak passed it to Steen, who then passed it back to Bozak. Bozak then fired the puck on net and beat Aaron Dell. Bozak scored his ninth goal of the year with Steen (8) and Schenn (18) with the assists.

Just a minute and twenty seconds later, the Blues struck the back of the net again. Ivan Barbashev found himself with a breakaway chance. Aaron Dell was up to the task on stopping the chance. However, the Blues kept the puck in the zone. Oskar Sundqvist found Barbashev parked in front of the net, and Barbashev cashed in on his second chance for a goal. Barbashev (6) from Sundqvist (6)

At the end of two, the Blues held a two goal lead at 2-0. Shots on goal for the period were 11-9 in favor of the Sharks.

Third Period -

The Sharks scored on their only power play of the night a little over two minutes into the third. Timo Meier took the pass from Erik Karlsson and fired a shot on net. Binnington had a screen in front of him, and next thing you know the puck was in the back of the net. Meier (15) from Karlsson (27) and Barclay Goodrow (12). Just like that it’s a one goal game at 2-1.

Moments later, Perron makes case 12,457 on why he should be in the All Star game. A face off win from Ryan O’Reilly set up the goal. Perron just fired the puck on the net after the O’Reilly win and Dell couldn’t stop the shot. Simple as that right? Perron (18) from O’Reilly (31)

Narrator - No it was not as simple as that. Sigh, Erik Karlsson scored his 5th goal of the year while the Sharks were on the penalty kill. Well, kind of. Karlsson got the puck in behind Binnington, and it almost looked as if O’Reilly accidentally knocked the puck over the line. In any event the Sharks pulled to within one again at 3-2.

Thankfully, the Sharks couldn’t do anymore damage on their own, and the Blues took this one by that 3-2 score. The Blues power play went 0-3 on the night. Can’t fault them too much for that though as the only thing it seems that the Sharks do well this year is kill penalties. The Blues welcome the Sabres to the Enterprise Thursday night.

Three Stars -

3rd: Vince Dunn for not being hurt maybe? 2nd: Tyler Bozak 1st: Ivan Barbashev

Here’s Some Tweets Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo -

The guy that should be in the All Star game with some post game comments.

Alex Steen may not be the same guy as in years past, but he’s been doing what’s been asked of him. Including setting up Bozak for a goal.

Chief Postgame Comments -

Things you actually hate to see...Logan Couture went down awkwardly and didn’t return. Hopefully he’s ok.

And finally...What a difference a year makes...