Tyler Bozak was still out tonight. Alex Pietrangelo returned to action.
First Period -
Birthday boy Marco Scandella fired a shot in on Wild starter Devin Dubnyk. Dubnyk gave up a huge rebound to which Jordan Kyrou was there to fire it back on net. Dubnyk couldn’t stop the puck from hitting the back of the net and Kyrou got goal number four on the year. The aforementioned birthday boy (9) and Colton Parayko (17) notched the assists on the play.
The Wild failed to clear the puck out of their zone. Next thing you know, the puck was in the back of their net. Jaden Schwartz hit Brayden Schenn with a perfect pass. Schenn then fired a quick shot on net beating Dubnyk and giving the Blues a 2-0 lead. Schenn gets goal number 21 on the year with Schwartz getting his 29th assist.
Your shots at the end of one because NBCSN still doesn’t have a shot counter in the year 2020- 10 to 9 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
Marcus Foligno found a way to get a puck up and over Jordan Binnington to cut the Blues lead to just one. Foligno managed to bounce the puck off of Binnington’s head and down his back for his tenth goal of the year. They had looked to see if the puck was batted in with a high stick. Unfortunately it was not. 2-1 Blues with less than two minutes gone in the second.
Oskar Sundqvist made a great individual effort to net his 12th goal of the year. Sundqvist applied tremendous defensive pressure and forced a Wild turnover. Sundqvist intercepted the puck and fired a quick shot on net. It wound up in the back of said net and gave the Blues a 3-1 lead.
Shots in the second because NBCSN still doesn’t have a shot counter in 2020 were 11-10 in favor of the Wild.
Third Period -
With a little over five minutes gone in the third, the Blues added their fourth and final goal. This one came while the Blues were on the penalty kill. It was their second too many men call of the night. (Maybe they were still drunk from the Mardi Gras festivities?) After a blocked shot in front of Binnington, the Blues were able to move it out of the zone. Oskar Sundqvist found Ivan Barbashev with a pass to the slot. Barbashev fired the puck in the net for goal number 10 of his campaign.
The Blues go on to win this one 4-1. Final shots on goal because NBCSN still doesn’t have a shot counter in 2020 were 33-26 in favor of the Wild.
Three Stars -
- Oskar Sundqvist. 2) Jordan Binnington. 3) Brayden Schenn.
From the Chief isn’t wrong department -
“I think Scandella’s been a great addition. He’s looking really good out there. He looks like he fits in with Parayko very well.” - Berube— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 24, 2020
Clearly this means he’s returning right?
First question to Pietrangelo was about the Winter Classic: "We're going back? I had no idea. Where is it? (Target Field) ... That's pretty cool." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 24, 2020
Jordan Binnington in his career vs the Minnesota Wild— STL Blues History (@STLBlueshistory) February 24, 2020
Goals Against Average: .667
Save %: .980 (98 saves on 100 shots)
In his last 3 starts (2/28, 2/20 & 2/23)
Goals Against Average: .334
Save %: 984 (63 saves on 64 shots)#stlblues