First Period -
No goals, but Mackenzie MacEachern hit a post. That gave the Blues 8243 posts hit on the season. Shots after the first were 11-5 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
About midway through the second period, the Kings got on the board. Dustin Brown fired a shot on Jordan Binnington. The puck bounced off of Binnington’s pads and back out. Alex Iafallo was there to clean up the junk. Not sure if Justin Faulk helped that puck as well, but he didn’t seem too thrilled. (Not that he would be anyway, but that stick had a family Justin) 1-0 Kings.
Then with four-ish minutes left in the period, the Kings add their second goal. The Kings moved the puck quickly up the ice. Austin Wagner skated the puck into the zone. He then left it off for Andreas Athanasiou. Athanasiou fired a wrist shot on net. Binnington was in position to make the save, but didn’t. The puck bounced off of his equipment and in. 2-0 Kings after two.
Third Period -
The good news? The Blues finally scored a goal. The bad news? It was so late in the period that they really couldn’t do anything about it. This was after the longest delayed penalty call in the history of the league. (I’m not sure if that’s actually true, but it lasted a good three and a half minutes.) Oskar Sundqvist broke the 139 minute scoring drought with his third goal of the year. With Binnington pulled, the Blues were working a 6 on 5. Ryan O’Reilly was able to get a pass to Sundqvist in the slot for a one timer. Sundqvist one timed the puck, beating two Kings, the goaltender and a partridge in a pear tree.
Kings go on to win their sixth straight.
Things go from bad to worse for the Blues. Not only did they lose the game, but Marco Scandella got smacked right in the face with the puck. He immediately left the ice bleeding.
The Blues might play the Sharks Saturday? Sharks had their game called tomorrow due to the ‘Rona so we shall see.
Tweets of the Game:
Interviews from tonight’s loss.
“We’re missing a lot of guys, but we can still win hockey games. And we will. I know we will.”— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 25, 2021
Hear from Craig Berube, Ryan O'Reilly and Torey Krug after Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Los Angeles. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/1NJ4kHj9MO
The Ol’ we will know more tomorrow...
Berube confirmed what we saw, that Scandella took a puck to the face. The Blues will know more tomorrow on. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) February 25, 2021
Chief can only do so much. He’s got Sanford playing on the second PP unit because he’s really all that’s left. Why do I feel like I have to defend the head coach?
Tarasenko, Parayko, Schwartz, Bozak, Thomas, Barbashev, Gunnarsson all out of the lineup. He's working with what he has. Do you want him go on record and say they suck? What do you expect the coach to do missing all that from the lineup? I'll hang up and listen. #stlblues https://t.co/RHKFQBWWET— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 25, 2021