Round 2 Game 7 – Dallas Stars v. St. Louis Blues

Dallas Stars v. St. Louis Blues

Game 7 – Series Tied 3-3

 

Game Recap:

Heading back to St. Louis after tying the series at three a piece the Blues look to close out the Dallas Stars in Game 7 at home, and to start the game the Blues would control the tempo of the game. However, it would be the Stars who would be doing the bulk of the shooting in the period, but it would be the Blues striking first as Vince Dunn would let a blast go that would get past a screened Ben Bishop to make it 1-0. Then the Stars would be the beneficiaries of a lucky bounce as a Blues pass behind the net and hit off of the referee’s foot and to the front of the net where Mats Zuccarello would get the puck and wrist it past a confused Jordan Binnington to tie the game at one to end the first period.

 

In the second period it would be all St. Louis as the Blues would control the tempo of the game for the majority of the second period that saw them outshoot Dallas 18-1. Also the Blues would draw two penalties against the Stars, but Dallas would play a very tight penalty kill that would prevent the Blues from getting any quality scoring chances.

 

Going into the third period the Blues would continue playing with the momentum and hem the Stars in their own zone, but Dallas have a couple good shifts against the Blues but could only muster 3 shots the entire period compared to the Blues 13 shots. Neither team would score thus forcing overtime.

 

In the first overtime period both teams would generate chances on net but both Ben Bishop and Jordan Binnington would stand tall in their respective nets.

 

Going into double overtime the Dallas Stars would start strong and come close on a Jamie Benn wrap around, but could not get it in the net. Then Robert Thomas would drive the net and ring the pick off the post then would take a fortunate bounce off of Bishop’s back and land in the crease for Pat Maroon to tap in to win the game and the series for the Blues as they head to the Western Conference Finals.

 

Lineups:

Dallas Stars:

Jason Dickinson — Tyler Seguin — Mats Zuccarello

Jamie Benn — Roope Hintz — Alexander Radulov

Andrew Cogliano — Radek Faksa — Blake Comeau

Brett Ritchie — Justin Dowling — Jason Spezza

Esa Lindell — John Klingberg

Miro Heiskanen — Roman Polak

Taylor Fedun — Ben Lovejoy

Ben Bishop

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Valeri Nichushkin, Tyler Pitlick, Gavin Bayreuther, Dillon Heatherington, Landon Bow, Mattias Janmark

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

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Pat Maroon — Tyler Bozak — Robert Thomas

Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist — Alexander Steen

Joel Edmundson — Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Carl Gunnarsson

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

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

 

First Period:

Blues Goal – 13:30 – Vince Dunn (1) from Alex Pietrangelo (9) and Robert Thomas (3)

Stars Goal – 15:55 – Mats Zuccarello (4) from unassisted

 

End of 1st – DAL – 1       STL – 1

Shots              13                10

Faceoffs         15                10

Hits               07                  12

PP                 0/0                 0/0

 

Second Period:

Stars Penalty – 7:07 – Brett Ritchie 2 minutes for Tripping

Stars Penalty – 11:02 – John Klingberg 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – DAL – 1        STL – 1

Shots               14                 28

Faceoffs          24                 20

Hits                 14                  18

PP                   0/0                  0/2

 

Third Period:

N/A

 

End of 3rd – DAL – 1         STL – 1

Shots              17                   41

Faceoffs        32                    36

Hits               22                     29

PP                 0/0                    0/2

 

Overtime:

N/A

 

End of OT – DAL – 1         STL – 1

Shots              26                   52

Faceoffs        41                    46

Hits               23                     33

PP                 0/0                    0/2

 

Double Overtime

Blues Goal – 5:50 – Pat Maroon (3) from Robert Thomas (4) and Tyler Bozak (4)

 

End of 2OT – DAL – 1         STL – 2

Shots              30                   54

Faceoffs        44                    52

Hits               24                     33

PP                 0/0                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Western Conference Finals STL v. COL/SJ

 

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