Round 2 Game 5 Recap – Dallas Stars v. St. Louis Blues

Dallas Stars v. St. Louis Blues

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2


Game Recap:

Going into Game 5 both the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues look to gain the advantage in their now best of three series, and it would be the Stars who would get things started as Jason Spezza would net his third of playoffs in the first three minutes of the game to give the Stars a 1-0 lead.


To start the second period the Stars would come out buzzing and kill the Blues powerplay, and then a little over six minutes into the period Alexander Radulov wouldnfeedva beautiful pass to Esa Lindell who would backhand it off of Blues defender Jay Bouwmeester to make it 2-0. The Blues would get two more powerplay opportunities, but would squander both of them as the Stars would play very toght hockey to prevemt amy opportunities.


Then going into the third period the Blues would force the play, and it would pay off as while attacking the net Jaden Schwartz would find a loose pick and throw it towards the goal past Ben Bishop to cut the Stars lead to one. Then 21 seconds after scoring, Jamie Benn would be called for hooking, but the Stars penalty kill was perfect once again. The Blues would keep pushing, but the Stars woild hold on to win the game 2-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.



Dallas Stars:

Jason Dickinson — Tyler Seguin — Mats Zuccarello

Jamie Benn — Roope Hintz — Alexander Radulov

Andrew Cogliano — Radek Faksa — Blake Comeau

Jason Spezza — Justin Dowling — Mattias Janmark

Esa Lindell — John Klingberg

Miro Heiskanen — Roman Polak

Dillon Heatherington — Ben Lovejoy

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

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

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


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

Joel Edmundson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Carl Gunnarsson

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Michael Del Zotto, Sammy Blais, Zach Sanford, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn, Ville Husso


First Period:

Stars Goal – 2:42 – Jason Spezza (3) from Tyler Seguin (7) and Mattias Janmark (2)

Blues Penalty – 6:57 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Hooking

Stars Penalty – 19:24 – Roman Polak 2 minutes for Holding


End of 1st – DAL – 1       STL – 0

Shots              00                00

Faceoffs         00                00

Hits               00                  00

PP                 0/1                 0/0* 1st in progress


Second Period:

Stars Goal – 6:13 – Esa Lindell (1) from Alexander Radulov (5) and John Klingberg (7)

Stars Penalty – 9:47 – Blake Comeau 2 minutes for Hooking

Stars Penalty – 17:14 – Andrew Cogliano 2 minutes for High Sticking


End of 2nd – DAL – 2        STL – 0

Shots               22                 24

Faceoffs          22                 27

Hits                 11                  24

PP                   0/1                  0/3


Third Period:

Blues Goal – 8:26 – Jaden Schwartz (7) from unassisted

Stars Penalty – 8:47 – Jamie Benn 2 minutes for Hooking

Blues Penalty – 20:00 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Slashing


End of 3rd – DAL – 2         STL – 1

Shots              27                   39

Faceoffs        31                    33

Hits               14                     30

PP                 0/1                    0/4


Next Up:

Game 6 – DAL Leads 3-2


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