First Period - Jordan Kyrou got the Blues on the scoresheet first late in the period. Robert Thomas won a puck battle in the corner. He passed the puck in front of the net. GD it Ian Cole tried to clear the puck out but whiffed. The puck bounce off of him and right to Kyrou. Kyrou on timed the puck into the net.
Just a minute and 49 seconds later, the Blues scored again. This time it was Sammy Blais. Blais picked up a loose puck behind the Minnesota net. Blais skated right to the middle of the ice spinning around firing a shot on net. Kaapo Kahkonen wasn’t gonna stop the rocket off of Blais’ stick. Spoiler...he didn’t. 2-0 Blues after one. Shots after one were 11-6 in favor of the Blues. Kyrou’s goal was his 12th of the year. Sammy Blais notched his 8th.
Second Period - Mats Zuccarello cut the Blues lead in half with his one time goal. Not sure what Marco Scandella was thinking other than “I’m just gonna stand here like a fucking idiot.” I’ll say it again...players make better doors than windows.
The Blues retake their worst lead in hockey when David Perron scored late in the third. Nikko Mikkola fired a shot on net. Kahkonen made the initial save but gave up a rebound. Perron gathered the rebound. As he was falling he was able to shoot the puck on net and score.
After two it was 3-1 Blues. Each team had 12 shots on net in the period. Perron’s goal was his 15th of the season.
Third Period -
The Wild once again pulled to within one. Nico Sturm just happened to stick his stick out on a puck that was going wide of the net. Note I said was. Sturm changed the pucks flight path enough that it went past both Colton Parayko and Jordan Binnington. 3-2. Uh oh.
Jonas Brodin tied the game with just a minute to go in the game.
Kevin Fiala won it for the Wild in OT.
Blues lose 4-3 in a game that was definitely winnable. The shitty second turned into the shitty third. It’s not an alliteration but it’s the truth. They lost tonight, but collect 5 out of 6 points on the road trip. The team is off again until Monday when Anaheim comes to town.
Tweets of the Game:
Fuel for the we hate Zach Sanford crowd...
When Berube said that shot's got to be blocked, this would be the safe bet as to who he was referring to. Zach Sanford was out there with Schenn and O'Reilly and he took Sammy Blais spot late with Schwartz and Bozak too. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/UAcpuF5cAX— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) May 2, 2021
Updates on the Blues that were out tonight.
Berube on chance of getting Tarasenko and Krug back for Monday: 'It's too early to tell. We'll see how they're feeling tomorrow." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) May 2, 2021
Jake Walman had at least two good scoring chances tonight.
On a brighter note, I think Jake Walman played the best hockey game of his young career and looks like he’s gonna be flying through all three zones for a long time to come for the #stlblues— Thomas Welch (@twelcher15) May 2, 2021
Just keep pushing. Clinch with two wins over Anaheim (basically) and get ready for the playoffs.
David Perron: "There’s a lot of positive we’ve done over the last three games here… We’ve just got to turn the page on this and be happy we’ve got results the last several games. We’ve still got a point streak going and we’ve got to keep pushing.” #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 2, 2021