The Blues looked to avoid elimination tonight as they took on the Coyotes in Arizona. What do you mean this isn’t a playoff series? What do you mean you’re gonna be sick of that joke by Monday?
Game Highlights -
Justin Faulk scored his first of two goals tonight just two and a half minutes into the game. While on the power play (!) Faulk scored on a one time chance. Mike Hoffman passed the puck to Faulk. Faulk moved it over to David Perron. Perron then passed the puck back to Faulk who fired a piss rocket into the back of the net. Beating Darcy Kuemper giving the Blues the 1-0 lead.
The Blues thought they might have had their second goal in the period late. However it was ruled that the puck went under the net and in. Apparently, that’s not allowed. Shucks.
Shots at the end of 1 - 12/9 in favor of the Blues.
The Coyotes answered back in the second. The Coyotes worked the puck around and then fired it on net. Binnington was there to make the initial save. Unfortunately, the Coyotes were there to bang home the rebound as Johan Larsson scored. Game now tied at one. You wouldn’t expect anything less in this series would you?
The Coyotes, like the Blues in the first, had a goal called back late. The Coyotes scored, however it was called back because the Coyotes were offsides by a mile.
A big break near the end of the second. A go-ahead goal from Arizona gets erased after replay review shows the play was offsides.— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) February 13, 2021
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Shots at the end of two were 8-5 in favor of Arizona.
The Blues took the lead for good on Faulk’s second goal of the night. While Faulk scored, Jordan Kyrou did most of the work. His speed negated the icing call. He worked to keep the puck in the zone. He then fired a great backhand pass to a wide open Faulk. All Faulk had to do was shoot snipe celly boys. That’s exactly what he did too. Fired the nice wrister in the back of the net. 2-1 Blues.
Oh geez, Arizona has pulled the goalie. They’re probably gonna score here aren’t they. That at least has been the thought in my head the last few games. NOT TODAY SATAN. Ivan Barbashev picked a great time to score his first goal of the year. The Coyotes were putting some pressure on Binnington. Justin Faulk ended up with the puck and flipped it out. Brayden Schenn got to it. Schenn got the puck over to Barbashev. Barbashev didn’t miss the empty net and put the Blues up 3-1.
And to add insult to injury the Blues scored another empty netter thanks to Brayden Schenn. Things you just hate to see for $200
The Blues took this one 4-1. It was a close game throughout though. With the two overturned goals and the Blues hitting not one, not two, but three posts (two being on the same shot)this game could have gone either way. The special teams did well tonight. The power play goal, and killed off all three of the Coyotes power play chances.
Final shot totals were 26-25 in favor of the Blues.
Faulk’s two goals were numbers four and five. As mentioned above Barbashev’s was his first of the season, and Schenn’s was number seven.
The Blues and Coyotes are right back at it in less than 24 hours.
Oops. Hey let’s not do that again Bortz.
Accidentally on purpose high stick from the bench by Bortuzzo? Wouldn’t be surprised if this gets a fine at all pic.twitter.com/e3OYW1Tv85— Petrov McGuire (@McguirePetrov) February 13, 2021
Tarasenko is still weeks away from coming back, but he’s made the trip with the team and skated with them a little bit today.
Berube on Tarasenko: 'Yeah, great, I'm glad he's on the trip. It's important that he gets back and getting the feeling with the guys back with us as a group. It's good to see him out on the ice with us." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 13, 2021
Your interviews from tonight’s win. It’s all in the mustache.
Sunny went into the boards awkwardly late in the game...
Craig Berube said Oskar Sundqvist, who was injured late in the game, should be fine.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 13, 2021
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow.” #stlblues