Game Highlights -
After the Blues 5-4 win Monday, the Blues and Sharks were back at it tonight. The Blues struck first in this one. Brayden Schenn scored his second goal of the young season in the second period. Jordan Kyrou skated the puck into the zone. Kyrou then left the puck out for...someone? Schenn got to the puck first (although Krug was right there too). Schenn fired the puck on net. Sharks starter Martin Jones couldn’t stop it. 1-0 Blues.
Late in the second period, the Sharks tied the game. Matt Nieto fired the puck on net, and Binnington made the save. The puck rebounded off of him. Unfortunately, Marcus Sorensen was there to make a dive at the puck. Sorensen dove around Krug and got a shot off that found its way into the net. Despite the Sharks play by play guys best efforts, this game was tied after two.
The shitty second period bowed out for the trashy third as the Sharks out played and out shot the Blues. The Blues managed only three shots on goal in the third to the Sharks 17. I would like to extend a thank you to Jordan Binnington for getting the Blues to OT in the first place.
The Blues and Sharks would trade chances in the shootout but in the end Tomas Hertl beat Binnington to give the Sharks the second point and the 2-1 win.
The Blues had to kill off seven penalties. They were able to kill all of them off. However on the flip side the power play was another 0 fer tonight as they went 0-4. (Technically it was 0-5 but the last one lasted all of four seconds and it was at the end of OT)
The Blues finish up their homestand this weekend as the LA Kings come to town Saturday.
Final shot total 38-23 in favor of the Sharks.
Full recap vid -
Twitter and Things -
Evander Kane is a piece of shit and you will not convince me otherwise.
Binnington’s response -
Binnington was asked what he did to deserve whack by Evander Kane: "Nothing today." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 21, 2021
The Blues definitely could not find their game tonight. As soon as they’d kill one penalty moments later they’d be right back on the kill.
Berube: "It's ridiculous, the penalties. We can't go to the box that much. It's really hard on people, it's hard on our team. Can't get to our game because of it. I don't know where we're at in the League penalty-wise, but might be leading the League." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 21, 2021
Justin Faulk has probably been the Blues best D-man so far in the young season.
It came in a loss, but Faulk played well again. He had a team-high 26:30 of ice time, including 6:48 on the PK (7-for-7). He directed six shots on net and had four hits. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) January 21, 2021
A little more on the coach. I think this might be the most agitated I’ve seen him after a loss.