First Period - While on the power play, the Blues made it a 1-0 game. Just seven seconds into the man advantage Vladimir Tarasenko scored. Torey Krug skated the puck in tight to the goal. Tarasenko was camped in front of the net. Krug passed the puck to Tarasenko. Tarasenko fanned on the first attempt. He was able to slam home the second and end his almost month long goalless streak. The goal also marked the seventh game in a row that the Blues notched a power play goal.
Moments later, another Blue broke their goalless drought. Brayden Schenn ended his 19 game streak with a one timer set up by Ryan O’Reilly. David Perron kept the puck in the zone . Perron fired the puck in behind the net. O’Reilly was there and collected the puck. O’Reilly passed the puck to Schenn who blasted it into the net. 2-0 Blues.
The Blues were outshot in the period 7-5.
Second Period - Oh no. It’s the shitty second period...or is it? Seven minutes into the period David Perron added to the Blues lead. Justin Faulk fired a shot toward the net. Perron was in front of the net. Perron was able to get his stick down in time to deflect the puck past Jonas Johansson. 3-0 Blues.
The Blues were able to kill off the first Avs power play. Great! The second one however, not so much. Nathan MacKinnon scored making it 3-1. Jordan Binnington didn’t have a chance to save the puck. Binnington did have a face full of Niko Mikkola’s um...midsection?
Robert Thomas had two prime opportunities to score. Both times he was in the clear. Both times resulted in zero goals. Third time was definitely the charm as he finally scored. David Perron hit Thomas with a good pass. Thomas was patient in front of the net. He finally shot the puck and broke his scoreless drought. It was now 4-1 Blues. What...?
The Blues were outshot again in the second 15-12. They didn’t fold like a lawn chair though so it was a great second.
Third Period -
There wasn’t any goals in the third, but there was an outstanding save. Jordan Binnington went all windmill/two pad stack whatever you want to call it.
Final score 4-1 good guys. Final shot totals were 32-20 in favor of the Avs.
Tweets of the Game:
If any of you needed a laugh...
#avs captain Gabriel Landeskog didn't mince words: "I think overall as a team, our first period was dogshit. We were so bad in the first period. Pardon my language but I don't know how else to explain it. We were so bad in every area of the game in the first period." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) April 27, 2021
David Perron comment, that isn’t wrong. This team can definitely hang with the big boys...when things go right. Unfortunately, things haven’t always gone right this year.
Perron on gaining confidence from wins over Avs: "I really get this feeling we can play against any team when we do the right things like we did tonight. That's what's truly special about our group. We've still got that quiet confidence that ... things are going to click in."— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 27, 2021
More post game comments...
"I thought the whole team was pretty engaged all night and played a solid game."— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 27, 2021
Hear from Brayden Schenn, Jordan Binnington and Craig Berube after a second straight win against the Avalanche. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/ECbw9oiSVg
Goodnight to you too.