Blues/Ducks Highlights -
Here’s the video package from the Blues last tilt with the Ducks. Needless to say someone didn’t write the recap like he was supposed to....
Coyotes/Blues Game Highlights -
After taking care of business against the Ducks, the Blues were back at the Enterprise Center. The Blues were looking for their fourth win in a row...
First Period -
The Blues were being outshot 10-1 midway through the first when the Coyotes finally broke through. Christian Dvorak raced to the front of the net. Tyler Pitlick fed the puck to the front of the net. Dvorak was there to put the puck and himself into the net. You only get points for the puck thankfully. 1-0 Phoenix, or whatever they wanna be this week.
Toward the end of the first, the Blues tied the game at one. Mike Hoffman took advantage of a Coyote defender spilling to the ice. Hoffman walked into the zone and fired that beautiful shot of his on net. Darcy Kuemper wasn’t gonna stop that.
Second Period -
Four minutes into the period Justin Faulk danced around everyone to put the Blues up by one. Sammy Blais hit an open Faulk with a pass. Faulk did the rest. Dangling around not one but two guys and then going five hole on Kuemper. Early goal of the year candidate. Not bad for a guy that everyone wanted shipped off to Seattle.
Dvorak scored his second goal of the night on the Coyotes power play. The Blues killed off a lengthy 5 on 3. As the Blues fourth player was coming back onto the ice, the Coyotes scored. Dvorak in front of the net once again, tied the game at two.
Five or so minutes later, Vince Dunn put the Blues back on top. Jordan Kyrou kept the play onside. Then he bounced the puck off the boards to...himself. He got the puck over to Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz found an open Dunn. Dunn fired a quick wrister on net and scored. Dunn has responded really well to being benched. Maybe he doesn’t wanna go to Seattle either.
The Blues almost gave up a short handed chance at the end of the second but Binnington denied the chance. Dunn made a good effort to keep the puck in the zone. That effort almost turned into disaster as the Coyotes were able to move the puck quickly the other way. Drake Caggiula’s first bid was stopped. The rebound bounced off the boards and right back to Caggiula. Binnington robbed him with a great glove save.
Third Period -
Jordan Kyrou didn’t score the game winner this time, but he definitely had a hand in it. Colton Parayko picked up the puck in his defensive zone and hauled ass up ice. 55 got it into the offensive zone and passed it to Kyrou. Kyrou showed great patience with the puck. He found a wide open Ryan O’Reilly who finished off the play with a one timer for the goal.
The Coyotes managed to make this one interesting at the end. They pulled Kuemper with about 3 minutes to go. Nick Schmaltz scored with under three to go to pull the Coyotes to within one.
Thankfully, the Coyotes ran out of time in this one and fell 4-3. Final shot total was 33-32 in favor of the Coyotes. The Blues power play was 0/5 on the night.
The Blues and Coyotes are back at it Thursday night.
#STLBlues Twitter -
Did it just get warm in here or is it just me? Whew.
From the “is this good?” department -
Jordan Kyrou (0-2—2) registered multiple points in a game for the fourth time this season to boost his team-leading totals to 5-7—12 (10 GP) and help the @StLouisBlues improve to 4-0-0 in its last four contests. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/kXH9vlcJRB— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 3, 2021
Coaches comments on tonight’s win.
I won’t make a Panthers attendance joke...I won’t make a Panthers attendance joke...
Mike Hoffman on additional fans at Enterprise Center: "Yeah, it was great. The more the better… I thought it was awesome. For 1,400, they were pretty loud out there.” #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 3, 2021