Round 2 Game 4 Recap – St. Louis Blues v. Dallas Stars

St. Louis Blues v. Dallas Stars

STL Leads 2-1

 

Game Recap:

The St. Louis Blues come into Game 4 looking to take home ice away from the Dallas Stars again, and extend their series lead. However, it would be the Stars who would start the game aggressively and get the first five shots on goal, but it would be a Jason Dickinson high sticking penalty that would give the Blues the powerplay and 18 seconds into the powerplay Vladimir Tarasenko would score his fifth of the playoffs to give the Blues an early 1-0 lead. Dickinson would make it up to his team though as he would get the puck past Jordan Binnington to tie the game at one a piece. Then in the final 3 minutes of the first period, Tyler Bozak would take an ill advised offensive zone penalty which would lead to Jason Spezza blasting a slapshot past a screened Binnington to give the Stars a 2-1 lead going into the first intermission.

 

In the second period the Stars would continue their dominate play from the first period as John Klingberg would score to make it 3-1 for Dallas off of a very beautiful wrister that would get past Binnington who has looked spectacular while under seige during this game so far. Then later in the period the Stars would continue their dominating play as Roope Hintz would score his fifth of the playoffs as the Stars head into the second intermission leading 4-1.

 

Going into the third period the St. Louis Blues played with a lot more urgency and would outshoot the Dallas Stars 12-5 in the period, but Ben Bishop would stand tall stopping all but one shot to guide the Stars to a 4-2 victory and even the series at two a piece.

 

Lineups:

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Ryan O’Reilly — Vladimir Tarasenko

Brayden Schenn — Oskar Sundqvist — David Perron

Pat Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Robert Thomas

Robby Fabbri — Ivan Barbashev — Alexander Steen

Carl Gunnarsson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Joel Edmundson, Michael Del Zotto, Sammy Blais, Zach Sanford, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn, Jared Coreau

 

Dallas Stars:

Jason Dickinson — Tyler Seguin — Mats Zuccarello

Jamie Benn — Roope Hintz — Alexander Radulov

Andrew Cogliano — Radek Faksa — Blake Comeau

Mattias Janmark — Justin Dowling — Jason Spezza

Esa Lindell — John Klingberg

Miro Heiskanen — Roman Polak

Joel Hanley — Ben Lovejoy

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Tyler Pitlick, Valeri Nichushkin, Brett Ritchie, Taylor Fedun, Gavin Bayreuther, Landon Bow

Injured: Stephen Johns (upper body), Marc Methot (lower body), Martin Hanzal (back), Jamie Oleksiak (lower body)

 

First Period:

Stars Penalty – 4:44 – Jason Dickinson 2 minutes for High Sticking

Blues PPG – 5:02 – Vladimir Tarasenko (5) from Vince Dunn (4) and Ryan O’Reilly (5)

Stars Goal – 11:23 – Jason Dickinson (3) from Tyler Seguin (5) and Mats Zuccarello (5)

Blues Penalty – 17:15 – Tyler Bozak 2 minutes for Interference

Stars PPG – 19:08 – Jason Spezza (2) from Alexander Radulov (3) and Esa Lindell (3)

 

End of 1st – STL – 1       DAL – 2

Shots              08                12

Faceoffs         09                13

Hits               10                  11

PP                 1/1                 1/1

 

Second Period:

Stars Goal – 9:26 – John Klingberg (2) from Tyler Seguin (6) and Mats Zuccarello (6)

Stars Penalty – 10:33 – Radek Faksa 2 minutes for Holding

Stars Goal – 17:28 – Roope Hintz (5) from Jamie Benn (7) and Alexander Radulov (4)

Blues Penalty – 20:00 – Jordan Binnington (Jay Bouwmeester) 2 minutes for Roughing

Blues Penalty – 20:00 – Jordan Binnington (Tyler Bozak) 2 minutes for Slashing

Stars Penalty – 20:00 – Jamie Benn 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

 

End of 2nd – STL – 1        DAL – 4

Shots               17                 26

Faceoffs          17                 26

Hits                 22                  24

PP                   1/2                 1/1

 

Third Period:

Stars Penalty – 2:47 – Tyler Pitlick 2 minutes for High Sticking

Blues Goal – 13:44 – Robert Thomas (1) from Alex Pietrangelo (8) and Ryan O’Reilly (6)

 

End of 3rd – STL – 2         DAL – 4

Shots              29                   31

Faceoffs        24                    35

Hits               28                     30

PP                 1/3                    1/2

 

Next Up:

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2

 

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