First Period -
The Kings found the back of the net first in tonight’s matchup. While on the power play, Gabriel Vilardi set up shop in front of the Blues net along with half the Kings team. The Kings bounce the puck off of Jordan Binnington a few times. Binnington was almost able to make the save, but couldn’t. Vilardi finally banged it home. 1-0 Kings at the end of one.
Second Period -
Things go from bad to worse for the Blues in the second. A little over midway through the period, Carl Gunnarsson went down. He didn’t get up right away. He was helped off the ice. He never put any weight on the leg that crashed into the boards. He didn’t return.
Here's what happened to #stlblues Carl Gunnarsson— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) February 23, 2021
Adding insult to injury, the Kings added a second goal in the very late moments of the period. Now it was Dustin Brown’s 1200th game, but I don’t think you’re supposed to be that nice to him. Not sure if the red jersey’s were affecting Zach Sanford’s thought processes or what here. Sanford played the puck deeper into the defensive zone. Brown intercepted whatever Sanford’s intentions were. He made a couple of moves, bounced the puck off of Torey Krug’s skate and in. Shrug emoji.
Third Period -
Dustin Brown added an empty netter to put us and those stupid reverse clown abominations out of our misery.
The Blues are back at it on Thursday.
Tweets From Tonight -
Your interviews from tonight’s action.
Brayden Schenn, Ryan O'Reilly and Craig Berube comment on Monday's 3-0 loss to Los Angeles. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/YEVCGoPvQH— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 23, 2021
While Vladimir Tarasenko and now Tyler Bozak are skating...this seems less than ideal.
The injury bug is biting the #stlblues hard right now. pic.twitter.com/eWFq0oRtm8— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) February 23, 2021
Postgame from Binnington.
Binnington after the #stlblues' loss to the Kings: "We can't make excuses. It's a shortened season and every game matters, and these sorts of games are big. ... Hopefully we can regroup and come out with some fire." pic.twitter.com/PbAyriWnQI— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) February 23, 2021
Swing and a miss.
Please for the love of god just fire Berube tonight. This cant continue #stlblues— fcd (@whoisdcf) February 23, 2021
Player of the Game:
Anyone that willingly stared at those things for three hours.