First Period -
Seventeen seconds into the game, the Sharks score. Timo Meier collected the loose puck he fired the puck towards the net. The puck bounced off of Torey Krug and past Jordan Binnington. If the Blues didn’t have bad luck, they wouldn’t have any luck at all...
Marco Scandella tied the game at one with his first goal as a Blue. After several failed attempts by the Sharks to clear the puck, said puck finally came out to Scandella. Scandella just fired a shot on net that surprisingly went in clean. Well, it was Devan Dubnyk in net so maybe it’s not so surprising.
Midway through the first, the Sharks regained the lead. While on the power play the Sharks got the puck to the front of the net. Evander Kane collected the rebound like a bill collector coming after him for money, and scored.
2-1 Sharks after one.
Second Period -
Kevin Labanc failed to clear the puck out of the zone. Vince Dunn intercepted the puck and fired it on net. Dubnyk stopped the shot, but gave up a rebound to Sammy Blais. Blais backhanded the puck past Dubnyk tying the game at two.
The game stayed tied for all of three or so minutes. Timo Meier scored another power play goal for the Sharks. He was able to keep the puck in their offensive zone. He then skated closer to the net and fired a piss rocket at Binnington that he wasn’t able to save.
Not even a minute later, Brayden Schenn tied this one right back up at three. Binnington made a save on Meier, and then the Blues were on their way up the ice. David Perron skated the puck up ice and into the offensive zone. Schenn came into the zone with his stick up ready for the pass. Perron dished a perfect pass over to Schenn. Schenn didn’t miss the pass and fired a one timer past Dubnyk. Tied. Again.
Pain in everyone’s ass Evander Kane scored his second of the night. He collected the loose change and headed up ice. He streaked in and fired a wrister on Binnington. Binnington couldn’t stop it and just like that the Sharks were right back on top. Gong show activated.
Guy who keeps getting decent minutes Zach Sanford tied the game AGAIN on a jam play. Sanford just out worked the Sharks defender. (Which I thought Erik Karlsson was the only traffic cone on this team, but whatever.) He skated the puck at the net and jammed the puck past Dubnyk.
Third Period -
The Blues finally were able to grab a lead in the third. A minute and eighteen seconds into the period Mac squared found the back of the net. The Sharks were on the power play and turned the puck over. That made way for a Blues 2 on 1 the other way. Sanford hit MacKenzie MacEachern with a nice pass. Mac scored a shorthanded chance, and finally proved that they do exist for the Blues outside of Jaden Schwartz.
John Legend er, John Leonard caught Kevin LaBanc in front of the net. LaBanc fired a shot from close and scored beating not Jordan Binnington. (More on that in a minute.) Not sure Ville Husso was gonna be able to do anything with that one. Sharks tie this game at five.
But wait! There’s more! Ryan O’Reilly scored the Blues only touchdown of the game with another goal. This all happened with less than four minutes passed in the period. Here’s a shocker Dubnyk gave up a rebound to a juicy area of the ice. O’Reilly was there to take advantage of the chance and fired the puck home.
Because the Sharks are just annoying at this point, they tied the game again. Logan Couture deflected the puck past Husso. Guy with shitty beard Brent Burns fired the puck in Couture’s general direction. Couture tipped it past Husso and in. Make it stop guys.
MARCO SCANDELLA FINALLY PUTS THE SHARKS OUT OF THEIR MISERY AND GIVES THE BLUES A DUBYA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN *checks notes* THREE GAMES. Or is it four? Whatever. THE BLUES WIN BOYS!
The Blues head downstate to Anaheim to take on the Ducks tomorrow night. Maybe this one wont be as chaotic. (Oh who am I kidding it probably will be.)
Final shots were 40-31 in favor of the Sharks.
Tweets and Shit.
So after Binnington was pulled, he decided to start some shit. I absolutely love it.
Tomorrow's highlights package is going to be, like, an hour long. Just warning you now. #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 28, 2021
Well isn’t this just Scandella-ous.
Anybody got some cheese for this whine?
Dubnyk, on Binnington: "I don't know why he's skating around, pretending to punch guys. I told him to get off the ice, he's 165 pounds, swinging at guys, fake punching guys."— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) February 28, 2021
From the oof department.
Updated: #stlblues lost to injury in the last 6 games:— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) February 28, 2021
Feb. 15: Schwartz, Parayko, Krug
Feb. 18: Barbashev
Feb. 20: None
Feb. 22: Gunnarsson
Feb. 24: Scandella
Feb. 27: de la Rose
And finally your post game interviews.