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Bozak, Blues force a Game Six in St. Louis

Tyler Bozak saved the Blues’ postseason on Wednesday night.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues veteran forward Tyler Bozak only played 7:16 of ice time, but he scored the game-winning goal to save his team’s second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Blues tied the game twice so they could come from behind and win 5-4 in overtime at Ball Arena on Wednesday.

As a result, there was a forced Game 6 that’ll be played at Enterprise Center on Friday at 7:00 pm Central.

This time, St. Louis didn’t score first, which might’ve benefited them in the long run.

Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon scored the game’s first goal and then recorded a hat trick. As a result, MacKinnon received the first star of the game for his four-point (three goals, one assist) performance — and rightfully so. MacKinnon’s arguably one of the best NHL players who haven’t won a Stanley Cup.

While I still stand by my initial statement that Bozak will leave the Blues, I believe he made an impact in Wednesday’s Game 5. He deserves to enjoy his success and the Blues’ postseason run. He’s a fun player to watch as he can read the ice, find the opposing team’s defensive weaknesses, and capitalize on said weaknesses.

Yes, this series isn’t over until it’s over. But whatever happens, St. Louis has been playing with heart and grit. No one should overlook the positives.