Game 4 Recap – Winnipeg Jets v. St. Louis Blues

The start of the Winnipeg Jets – St. Louis Blues game was a lot slower and less eventful than that of the first several games, with neither team taking charge or creating a large amount of (quality) chances. The Jets had some opportunities on their first power play, but Jordan Binnington stood tall and kept the game tied at zero, where it stood at the end of the first period. The Blues actually managed to block one of Patrick Laine’s shots.

The second period was much more wide open, with both teams trading off quality chances. Connor Hellebuyck has kept the Jets in it (as opposed to decidedly keeping them out of it in games 1-2). The Blues played well (except Jaden Schwartz) and it seemed like the Jets were always on their heels.

The Blues opened up the third with a power-play goal by Vladimir Tarasenko, his second in two games (funny what happens when Schwartz and Jori Lehtera aren’t his linemates).

The Jets fired back just after the seven-minute mark of the third period when Mark Scheifele tipped home a shot to tie the game up at 1 a-piece. Binnington and Helebyuck would stand their ground for the rest of the period and this game would head off to overtime.

Overtime would open up and see some chances at both ends but both goalies stood their ground. Until Mark Scheifele would take the puck up ice and dish it off to Kyle Connor would seal the deal and put the puck into the gaping net. Winnipeg ties the series at 2-2 and sends it back home to Winnipeg for a crucial game 5.

 

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