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Blues Vs. Sharks Recap - Happy Birthday Bozie!

A shorthanded goal from the birthday boy, and a strong outing from Jordan Binnington help the Blues snap the winless streak.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks Chris Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Game Highlights:

First Period - The Blues welcomed Jaden Schwartz back to the lineup tonight. And because the Blues aren’t allowed to be 100 percent at any time in this crazy season...Oskar Sundqvist left the game with an apparent leg injury. He and Kyle Clifford accidentally collided and below was the result.

No goals were scored, but the Blues didn’t give up any either. Moral victory after one?

Second Period -

The Sharks successfully killed a Blues power play chance. The Sharks got possession of the puck and moved it up ice. Ryan Donato came out of the box and skated in on Vince Dunn and Jordan Binnington. Now I’m no expert by any means here (as most of you have figured out) but am I wrong in thinking that maybe Dunn could have done more than just duck down like a scared puppy? That’s what it looked like to me anyway. I felt maybe Dunn could have done more. IMO. Anyway, Donato walked in and scored. 1-0 bad guys.

Third Period -

Still down 1-0 the Blues were having a hard time getting pucks past *checks notes* sigh...Martin Jones. That was until the birthday boy scored shorthanded. The Blues were pretty aggressive on the penalty kill tonight. That agresion paid off. Tyler Bozak chased the puck into the corner of the Sharks defensive zone. Kyle Clifford came in to help and ended up winning the puck battle. Clifford then skated the puck in front of the net and fired it. The puck took a bounce off of Bozak’s leg and past Jones to tie the game at one.

Overtime -

After the Sharks took two too many men penalties, the Blues decided they’d return the favor in OT. Shoutout to Vince Dunn taking his sweet ass time getting off the ice. (He just had the best night didn’t he?) The Blues successfully killed it off and to the skills portion of the competition we go.

Shootout -

The Blues and Sharks exchanged goals in round 2. Round 3 belonged to Vladimir Tarasenko.

The Blues win a close one in San Jose 2-1. Binnington stopped 30 of the 31 shots that he saw. The Blues and Sharks clash again tomorrow night.

Hashtag Twitter and Stuff:

Postgame comments from the coach.

The Sharks missed at least three great chances (that I noticed anyway). Two wide open nets and one very audible goal post.

Hey so if the hockey gods could stop taking players away as others return...That’d be swell.

It’s even better in slow motion folks.

Stat of the night....