First Period -
Kyle Clifford shares his feelings about the Coyotes John Hayden about three minutes in...Can’t blame him, we are on game 244365 with these guys.
Later in the period, Ryan O’Reilly scored on a power play rebound chance. Justin Faulk passed the puck to David Perron. Perron fired the puck on Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced off of him and out to O’Reilly. O’Reilly shot it right back on and scored goal number 199.
Shots after one were 11-10 in favor of the Blues.
Second Period -
As we’ve seen so far in this series, the Coyotes just won’t go away. Just moments into the period, Conor Garland followed up on a Clayton Keller shot of the post. Jordan Binnington thought he was beat on the Keller chance. Nope, the puck just hit the post really hard and deflected back out of the crease. While everyone was distracted or whatever (head up ass?) Garland skated in and buried the rebound. Game tied at one.
David Perron scored a highlight goal after a great effort by Ivan Barbashev to keep the puck moving up ice. At one point Perron fanned on a shot, but collected himself and the puck. Kuemper played a little too aggressive coming out of the crease. Perron dangled around him and stuffed the puck into the net. Thanks for coming Coyotes...not that you left.
The Blues were called for a hook. It only took 10 seconds for the Coyotes to tie the game at two. Nick Schmaltz fired the puck in on Jordan Binnington. He made the save but gave up a rebound that Christian Dvorak chipped in.
The Blues outshot the Coyotes 17-9 in the second.
Third Period -
Ryan O’Reilly scored goal number 200 on an almost identical goal that Perron scored in the second. The only difference was the puck was deflected in by a Coyote and not O’Reilly himself. Kuemper didn’t learn his lesson the first time around apparently. The Blues would take it for another one goal lead.
THE COYOTES SCORED WITH ONE FUCKING SECOND LEFT BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY DID. Deep analysis from me on this one.
The Blues once again outshot the Coyotes 11-5. Somehow they couldn’t solve Coyotes goaltending legend Darcy fucking Kuemper.
No one scored in the OT period, and the Coyotes won the rock paper scissors or shootout or whatever bullshit comes after overtime.
The Blues and Coyotes play again Saturday. Why not right?!?!
Twits and Shit.
My favorite part was Sanford getting hit clean and then for whatever reason cross checking dude in the back right in front of the ref.
Craig Berube: "There were two penalties (Sanford and Schwartz) in the third period and we shouldn't have taken either one. You've got to know the situation and you've got to be smarter there." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 9, 2021
I got nothing.
The 2021 #StLBlues and super-annoying losses that leave you baffled.— Tyler, the Mask-Wearing Donut King (@KingDonutI) February 9, 2021
Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait.
It’s probably the insane about of Letterkenny that I’ve watched lately but I was really waiting for fucking embarrassing...
Ryan O'Reilly after the #stlblues' loss to the #Yotes: "We just lost three in a row at home to that team and just sparked them. ... It's very disappointing. It's embarrassing." pic.twitter.com/s0GZhkVHch— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) February 9, 2021
And gonna end on a positive...