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Blues Vs. Avalanche Recap - More Like BLLLLLues Am I Right? *Sobs*

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice as the Blues fell to the Avs 3-2.

St Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

Game Highlights:

First Period -

Less than four minutes into the game, the Avalanche scored their first power play goal of the night. Former Chicago Blackhawk Brandon Saad was right in front of the net to bang home a rebound chance. Jordan Binnington was able to make a couple of saves. The puck bounced off of the post and Saad was there to finish.

Just 26 seconds later, Mike Hoffman tied the game at one. Brayden Schenn collected the loose puck and passed it to Hoffman in front. Hoffman jammed the puck home past Colorado starter Jonas Johannsson. Goal number nine for Hoffman on the year.

Nathan MacKinnon scored the Avs second power play goal of the night on a nifty spin move.

Despite playing decently in the first, the Blues found themselves down 2-1. Shots in the period were 12 - 10 in favor of the Blues.

Second Period -

MacKinnon scored his second goal of the night on a weird angle. Some might say that Binnington should have had it (and they’d probably be right...?). Marco Scandella did everything he could to stop MacKinnon. All Mackinnon did was chip the puck around him and take off. Binnington was the last line of defense and well, it didn’t end well.

Late in the period, David Perron made it a one goal game. The Blues were on a power play of their own. Not a 5 on 4, no, that’s too boring. A 4 on 3 power play is what got the biscuit in the basket. Perron’s initial shot was blocked. So he collected said puck, skated it in, and fired it again. This time it went in the net. This was the last goal of the night for either side.

Shots in the second were 11-5 in favor of the Avs.

Third Period -

No goals. Binnington looked better after giving up the clunker in the second. That’s about all that happened. Nothing about a tripping call that may have killed any momentum the Blues might have had at the end. Nope. Not mentioning that at all.

Shots for the third were 18-10 in favor of the Avs.

Grand shot totals were 39-27. The Blues hit three posts. Maybe if those shots had gone in, this would have been a completely different game. Maybe if I had drank tonight this would be a way different recap. The world may never know.

Blues and Avs are right back at it tomorrow night.

Tweets of the Game:

20 games left. Hold onto your butts.


Needless to say David Perron didn’t like the call at the end of the game...Would go on to say how embarrassing it was...

This seems...bad.

And finally, despite all the bullshit going on with our favorite hockey team (or life in general) there’s someone on Twitter doing great work. Give her a follow. Maybe win something. (I mean follow her anyway)