First Period -
Jansen Harkins put the Jets up 1-0 seven minutes into the game. Harkins initial shot was blocked in front by Alexander Steen. The Jets picked the puck up and moved it around behind starter Jordan Binnington. Harkins received a pass from Jack Roslovic. Harkins again fired the puck on net, but this time it went off of the post and in. Harkins netted his first NHL goal with that shot.
Shots were 13-9 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
The Blues fell behind 2-0 early in the period. The Jets intercepted a pass and quickly moved the puck back up the ice. That turned into a three on one opportunity for the Jets. Badda bing, badda boom badda Patrik Laine’s 20th goal of the year.
The Blues finally got on the board a little over half way through the period. With the second power play unit on the ice, the Blues were able to generate a prime opportunity. Well two actually. Robert Thomas rang the puck off of the post. The puck took a very gracious bounce right to Parayko. Parayko was able to shoot the puck back at the still open net and score his fourth of the year. Thomas (23) and Vince Dunn (8) had the assists.
Late in the period, the Blues tied the game at two. Carl Gunnarsson fired a shot from the point. As the puck was flying toward the net, it was tipped ever so slightly. Whether it hit the Jets defender or Zach Sanford who knows, but the Blues tied it. The highlight says Sanford the app says Gunnarsson so...We’re gonna go ahead and give this one to Gunnarsson with goal number 2 on the year. Alex Pietrangelo (31) and Ryan O’Reilly (39) had the helpers.
Shots in the period were 14-10 in favor of the Blues.
Third Period -
Andrew Copp (9th of the year) scored the game winner for the Jets. With 9:04 gone, Copp was able to clean up a loose puck after the Blues tried and failed miserably to clear it away. Binnington lunged for the puck, but by then it had already trickled across the goal line and sealed the Blues fate.
Or if that hadn’t done it. This certainly did.
The Blues had 37 shots on net. So it’s not like they didn’t have opportunity, they just couldn’t beat Hellebuyck. The home point streak ends at 11 games. The Blues held the Jets to just 25 shots. The Blues power play went 1 for 3.
Next up for the Blues is Dallas tomorrow night.
He’s not wrong. There are plenty of good things going on right now.
HBD to the bearded hockey overlord.
And then there’s this...
Berube on Kyrou: “He’s got to understand that this is the NHL and there’s a certain way you play up here. That’s as simple as I can put it.” #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) February 7, 2020
This was a cool touch on a cool night for Alexander Steen.
Again, not wrong here either.
Craig Berube wants to see better goaltending and defense: "There's games where we score lots of goals or get enough goals to win, but there’s three going in our net every night and that’s not good enough.”— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) February 7, 2020
And in case you missed it. Here was the pregame ceremony for Steener last night.