St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks – Round 3 – Game 2 Recap

Game Recap:

The Blues came out from the gate determined to not hang their goalie Jordan Binnington out to dry like they did some many times in game one and it worked. The Blues came out and pressured in the first part of the period and scored the only goalie thanks to Blues potential Conn Smythe Candidate Jaden Schwartz. But the Blues couldn’t keep the Sharks at bay and they stormed back in the second half of the period with some pressure but couldn’t solve Binnington who I am sure was determined not to have another game like game 1.

The 2nd period would be the Logan Couture show as the penalties would begin to ramp up against San Jose, St.Louis would score once via Vince Dunn but Couture would score a goal Short-Handed to get the Sharks on the board and then would score less than 2 minutes later to tie the game at two apiece in the second period. But the Blues wouldn’t just lay down and die with less than 4 minutes left in the second tough guy defencemen Robert Bortuzzo would score to reinstate the St. Louis Blues lead heading into the 3rd period.

The 3rd period would be a swapping of penalties for both teams as they would both end up with no powerplay goals on the night. But with the Sharks pressing for the tying goal late the Blues Oskar Sundqvist would give the Blues some insurance with just over 3 minutes remaining and eventually seal the series tie at one apiece.

Lineups:

St. Louis

Jaden Schwartz – Brayden Schenn – Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais – Ryan O’Reilly – David Perron

Pat Maroon – Tyler Bozak – Christian Thomas

Ivan Barbashev – Oskar Sundqvist – Alex Steen

 

Joel Edmundson – Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester – Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn – Robert Bortuzzo

 

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: None

Injuries: Carl Gunnarsson (Upper Body)

 

San Jose

Scratched:  None

Injuries: Radek Simek

 

GameDay:

First Period:

St.Louis Goal – 2:34 – Jaden Schwartz (10) assisted by Vladimir Tarasenko (2) and Joel Edmundson (4)

San Jose Penalty – 4:04 – Tomas Hertl, 2 minutes for Tripping

St. Louis Penalty – 6:34 – Jay Bouwmeester2 minutes for Tripping

San Jose Penalty – 15:46 – Evander Kane, 2 minutes for Tripping

End of 1st – STL – 1      SJS – 0

Shots              6                  9

Faceoffs        6/17          11/17

Hits                12                9

PP                 0/2                 0/1

Second Period:

St. Louis Goal – 4:16 – Vince Dunn (2) assisted by Ryan O’Reilly (8) and David Perron (5)

San Jose Penalty – 4:42 – Marcus Sorenson, 2 minutes for Interference

San Jose SH Goal – 4:55 – Logan Couture (12) unassisted

San Jose Goal – 6:54 – Logan Couture (13) assisted by Timo Meier (8)

St. Louis Goal – 16:34 – Robert Bortuzzo (1) assisted by Joel Edmundson (5) and Tyler Bozak (5)

San Jose Penalty – 19:31- Brendan Dillion, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

End of 2nd – STL – 3      SJS – 2

Shots               15                15

Faceoffs       15/36           21/36

Hits                24                  18

PP                   0/4                  0/1

Third Period:

St. Louis Penalty – 10:37 – Robert Thomas2 minutes for Hooking

San Jose Penalty – 12:42 – Joe Thornton, 2 minutes for Tripping

St. Louis Goal – 16:52 – Oskar Sundqvist (3) assisted by Alex Steen (2) and Alex Pietrangelo (10)

End of 3rd – STL – 4         SJS- 2

Shots              25                26

Faceoffs      23/54         31/54

Hits              35                 28

PP                 0/5                0/2

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