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Avalanche Vs. Blues Recap - Slump Bustin’

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Blues score two goals in second period (wait, what?!) on the way to a 4-1 win over Avs.

Colorado Avalance v St Louis Blues Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images

Game Highlights:

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...

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.

More post game comments...

Goodnight to you too.