First Period - Nikko Mikkola took offense to the color orange or something and got into a scrap with Max Comtois.
Mike Hoffman opened the scoring tonight with his seventh power play goal. The Ducks paid all their attention to Ryan O’Reilly. That left Mike Hoffman wide open. O’Reilly fired a pass over to Hoffman. Hoffman collected the puck and fired that 4 million dollar shot on net. 1-0 Blues.
Shots after one were 11-9 in favor of the Blues.
Max Jones cleaned up in front of the net, tying the game at one. The puck trickled off of Colton Parayko and bounced in front of the net. Mikkola was late getting to Jones and Jones finished off the play.
Shots in the second were 8-7 in favor of the Ducks.
Third Period -
Guy with two first names Troy Terry wins a puck battle along the boards. Terry skated the puck behind the net. Terry passed the puck out to Hadyn Fleury who buried it past Jordan Binnington. 2-1 Ducks.
Kyle Clifford tied the game moments later. Ivan Barbashev made the perfect pass to Clifford who was able to just tap it in.
The Blues and Ducks headed to OT which was just a five minute cluster duck.
Then in the shootout...two first names struck again.
The Blues salvage a point but fall to the Ducks 3-2.
Final shot totals were 35-26 in favor of the Ducks.
The Blues hit the road to Vegas next.
Tweets of the Game -
Binnington got cut and stayed in the game. Yeah, goalies are a different breed.
The Blues paid tribute to David Backes tonight...
Speaking of emotional....
The Blues played like shit in the second? YOU DON’T SAY CRAIG.