First Period -
This game was off to a quick start early on. On one end Jordan Binnington had to make a save right off the hop. Brayden Schenn collected the loose puck and raced up the ice. David Perron joined him. Schenn passed the puck over to Perron who blasted the one timer in the back of the net. More like Jonathan Slow am I ri...ok ok, that’s the only one I promise. 1-0 good guys.
Four minutes later the Blues had their second goal of the night. Nathan Walker probably scored one of the easier goals of his career. Robert Bortuzzo was able to quickly move the puck up to Sammy Blais. Blais skated in taking three Kings and Jonathan Quick with him. That left Walker open to tap the puck in. 2-0 Blues.
The Blues added their third goal of the period on the power play. David Perron passed the puck down to Brayden Schenn. Schenn hit Ryan O’Reilly with a pass in the slot. O’Reilly tipped the puck past Quick for the three nothing lead. It was also the last goal the Blues scored.
Anze Kopitar scored the Kings first goal of the night. Alex Iafallo somehow got the puck away from two Blues to lead Kopitar towards the net. Kopitar caught up to the puck and fired it on net. Binnington couldn’t stop it. The Kings cut the Blues lead to two.
Second Period -
With less than two minutes to go in the period, Anze Kopitar scored his second of the night.
Ten seconds to go in the period, the Kings tied the game at three. Thinking about starting a petition to eliminate the second period all together.
Third Period -
No goals. The Blues salvage a point.
Vladimir Tarasenko almost won it for the Blues and then he didn’t. Schenn flopped on the ice trying to keep the puck in the zone. That didn’t work. That led to a two on one. Adrian Kempe sealed the Kings comeback and snapped the Blues winning streak.
The Blues take on the Sharks Monday Night.
Tweets of the Game:
Just thankful Sanford made it out in one piece after the targets on Blues centers this year.
w/o Sundqvist, it left #stlblues with 5 centers (Sundqvist, Bozak, Thomas, Barbashev, de la Rose) out. Sanford stepped in & Berube said, "Sanford did a great job at center. He's played center before. I know he played it in college. I thought that line was very effective tonight."— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) March 7, 2021
Final stats for Tarasenko’s night.
Tarasenko post game comments.