Blues Lineup -
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Zach Sanford - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Sammy Blais - Robert Thomas - Tyler Bozak
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Marco Scandella - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk
The Blues were being outshot for most of the first period. The Blues were also the team that found the back of the net first. Makes complete sense right? With 3:14 to go in the first David Perron scored on the power play. Brayden Schenn was able to find David Perron for a one time chance. Avalanche starter Philipp Grubauer had no chance of stopping it. 1-0 Blues after one period. Blues were outshot 16-4 in the first. Blues penalty kill killed off the one Avs power play of the period.
The Blues played better in the second period to include killing off three Avalanche power plays. The Blues outshot the Avs in the second 13-10.
The Avalanche were finally able to solve Jordan Binnington in the third. Ryan Graves was the Avalanche goal scorer on the play. Graves looked as if he was going to pass off the puck but whiffed on it. Scandella fell down, and Schenn well, I’m not sure what he was doing. Graves shot the puck and beat Binnington to tie the game at one. Honorable mention goes to 55 for Berglund’ing it at the other end.
Hey remember when you almost had to murder someone to get a penalty called? More so when it was late in a close game? Well, that’s too bad because that’s not what happened in this one. Alexander Steen was called for a hook late in the period. ( I didn’t like the call, but whatever.) The Avs fired everything they had at Binnington on their power play. With .01 seconds left, the Avalanche scored. The puck hit the post bouncing right to Nazem Kadri. Kadri fired the puck into the open net as fast as he could. It was reviewed for a moment and then ultimately ruled a goal.
This one stings, but the good news is that the Blues live to play another day. That day is Thursday against the Golden Knights.
Final shots on goal STL 32 COL 38.
Tweets we may or may not have missed since March:
What a photo (Dave Sandford//Getty) pic.twitter.com/J9vfIaCBON— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 3, 2020
Update on the Captain. Probably the best news of the night. Petro had to be helped off of the ice.
Death Taxes and NHL Refs being consistently inconsistent.