First Period -
Second Period -
Jakob Silfverberg and Sam Steel combine for the Ducks first goal of the night. Silfverberg just threw the puck on net. The puck bounced off of Steel and past Jordan Binnington. Bad break made in front of the net makes it 1-0 Ducks.
With about a minute to go in the period the Ducks scored their second goal. Torey Krug lost the puck and it came out to the middle of the ice. Max Jones collected the loose puck. Jones made a few moves waiting out Binnington. His patience paid off as he beat Binnington and gave the Ducks a two goal lead after two.
Third Period -
After 144 minutes or so, the Blues finally scored. On a delayed penalty Ryan O’Reilly scored on a rebound chance. Marco Scandella fired the puck towards the net. John Gibson made the initial save but gave up a rebound chance. O’Reilly was right there to clean up the garbage and cut the Ducks lead to one.
Binnington had just left the ice when the Ducks scored their first of two empty netters. Derek Grant deflected a Vladimir Tarasenko pass past Vince Dunn and up the ice. Grant fired the puck on the empty net and scored. And David Perron ruined a perfectly good hockey stick.
And just in case that wasn’t enough...Rikard Rakell sealed it.
The Blues lose 4-1. It was another solid game for the Blues. They just couldn’t find the back of the net for the second game in a row. (Well minus the O’Reilly goal) The Blues fired 34 shots on Gibson tonight. These two teams face off again on Sunday.
Tweets of the Game:
And find a way to win on home ice.
Berube: "There's no quit here. This team's not going to quit. They've got good, character people, good leadership. We'll fight through it."— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 27, 2021
Krug on the play in the second that led to the goal -
Krug on 2nd goal: "That's a tough play by me. I've got to make that. We were rolling there. I'll take ownership on that. If you want to be a player that's relied up in big situations in this league, especially on this team, you've got to step up when you're called upon" #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 27, 2021