First Period -
The Blues took just 20 seconds to net their first goal of the night. The Blues just simply dumped the puck into the offensive zone. The puck bounced in on net, and John Gibson had to make a save. Cam Fowler playing the role of guy in the way, was no help. Kyrou was there to corral the loose puck and fire it back on net and in. 1-0 not Ducks.
About thirty seconds later the Blues had their second goal of the night. David Perron makes a great play to strip the Ducks of the puck. Perron moved the puck to Zach Sanford. Sanford fired a shot on net that was stopped. Sanford collected the rebound and scored. The Ducks seemed disinterested to play anything representing defense at this point. 2-0 Blues.
Things continued to get worse for the Ducks. Jordan Binnington went out of his crease to move the puck up ice. Brayden Schenn received the puck. Schenn found Kyrou rushing to the net. Schenn fed him a pass that allowed Kyrou a breakaway chance. Kyrou buried the puck in the back of the net and ended John Gibson’s night. Three goals for the Blues in two minutes and six seconds. Wow. 3-0.
Max Jones scored to make it 3-1 Blues. On the play, Colton Parayko turned the puck over in his defensive zone. Not great. Ryan Getzlaf fired the puck into the crease as two Ducks were right there for any sort of rebound. Binnington did what he could, but Jones finally banged the puck in cutting the lead to two.
Second Period -
The Blues didn’t score in this period until almost eight minutes in. The bums. In any event, David Perron scored his fourth of the year to give the Blues a 4-1 lead. On the play, the Ducks turned the puck over themselves and Ryan O’Reilly was right there to play the puck. The captain found a wide open Perron, who just one timed the puck into the net. Ryan Miller didn’t have a chance. Which is something I’m sure I’ve said before...hmm.
While the Blues were running up the score on one end, Binnington was making saves down on the other. While overall it was a light night for Binnington, he did make a very good skate save on Max Comtois.
You know things are going good for your hockey club when the fourth liners are chipping in on offense. Kyle Clifford scored his second of the year a few minutes into the frame. Oskar Sundqvist made a good stick play to intercept a Duck pass and move it up ice. Sundqvist slid the puck over to Clifford. Clifford simply fired the puck on net and scored. Two Blues skated in the zone with three Ducks. Blues scored. 5-1 Blues.
And to put a nice little bow on this win, Vince Dunn scored a power play goal. Just a very well screened wrist shot. Touchdown Blues.
Your final Blues 6, Ducks 1. The two teams battle it out again tonight at Honda Center. (The Pond.)
Shots on goal 30/24 in favor of the Blues.
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Chief comments Via FSMW:
Pretty good isn’t really how I would word it, but yes, it’s been pretty good so far...
Kyrou (5g-5a=10 pts in 8 games) on passing point total (4g-5a=9 pts in 28 games) from last yr: "Pretty good obviously. I'm not trying to worry about that too much though. I'm trying to focus on other little things and just being really good out there without the puck." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 31, 2021
I feel Binnington gets the start again tonight. I’m also wrong about things on a daily basis.
Justin Faulk finished plus-4; Jordan Binnington stopped 23 of 24 shots.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) January 31, 2021
The Blues have not lost since signing Adam Wainwright.— Justin Dubya (@justin03) January 31, 2021