WCF Game 5 Recap – St. Louis Blues v. San Jose Sharks

St. Louis Blues v. San Jose Sharks

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2

 

Game Recap:

Heading into Game 5 both the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues would look to win the first game of a now best of three series, and to start off both teams would trade a total of 5 odd man chances only to attribute to two hit posts and no goals scored. However, after the five minute mark Erik Karlsson would try to clear the puck up the boards and out of the zone, but it would take a weird bounce and stqy in the zone and go right to Oskar Lundqvist who would bomb it past Martin Jones to make it 1-0 for the visiting Blues.

 

Going into the second period the Blues would put on a forechecking clinic on the Sharks and it would lead to two goals. First goal had Vladimir Tarasenko getting a shot on goal only for Martin Jones to play the rebound right to Jaden Schwartz who would shoot it right into the open net. Then Tarasenko would be at it again as he would get fouled by Brent Burns while on a breakaway to receive a penalty shot, which Tarasenko would score on to make it a commanding 3-0 lead.

 

In the third period the Sharks would not do themselves any favors as they would take two penalties on the same play which would lead to Jaden Schwartz scoring his second of the game when he would chip the puck over Martin Jones to make it 4-0. Then much later in the period the Blues would continue their attack on a injury depleted Sharks team as Vladimir Tarasenko and Schwartz would tag team in the Sharks zone as Schwartz would score his third of the game, and second hat trick of the playoffs, to make it a 5-0 victory and give the Blues the 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 Tuesday night in St. Louis.

 

Lineups:

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

Carl Gunnarsson — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

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

Injured: Vince Dunn (upper body)

 

San Jose Sharks:

Timo Meier — Logan Couture — Gustav Nyquist

Evander Kane — Tomas Hertl — Joe Pavelski

Melker Karlsson — Joe Thornton — Kevin Labanc

Joonas Donskoi — Barclay Goodrow — Micheal Haley

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon — Erik Karlsson

Joakim Ryan — Justin Braun

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Dylan Gambrell, Tim Heed, Lukas Radil, Radim Simek, Antti Suomela, Marcus Sorensen

 

First Period:

Blues Goal – 5:50 – Oskar Sundqvist (4) from unassisted

Blues Penalty – 15:18 – Jay Bouwmeester 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 1st – STL – 1       SJ – 0

Shots              04                11

Faceoffs         10                08

Hits               18                  13

PP                 0/0                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Blues Goal – 3:05 – Jaden Schwartz (10) from unassisted

Blues Penalty Shot – 6:53 – Vladimir Tarasenko – Goal (7)

Sharks Penalty – 10:43 – Joonas Donskoi double minor for High Sticking

Blues Penalty – 11:23 – Tyler Bozak 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd – STL – 3        SJ – 0

Shots               24                 16

Faceoffs          23                 18

Hits                 28                  35

PP                   0/2                  0/1

 

Third Period:

Sharks Penalty – 1:55 – Barclay Goodrow 2 minutes for Roughing

Sharks Penalty – 1:55 – Micheal Haley 2 minutes for Interference

Blues PPG – 2:19 – Jaden Schwartz (11) from David Perron (6) and Vladimir Tarasenko (4)

Sharks Penalty – 7:13 – Micheal Haley 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Sharks Penalty – 7:13 – Micheal Haley 10 minute Misconduct

Sharks Penalty – 8:35 – Timo Meier 2 minutes for Tripping

Blues Penalty – 13:12 – Joel Edmundson 2 minutes for Slashing

Blues Goal – 16:02 – Jaden Schwartz (12) from Vladimir Tarasenko (5)

Sharks Penalty – 17:13 – Evander Kane 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

Sharks Penalty – 17:13 – Evander Kane 2 minutes for Slashing

Sharks Penalty – 17:13 – Evander Kane 10 minute Misconduct

 

End of 3rd – STL – 5         SJ – 0

Shots              40                   21

Faceoffs        36                    27

Hits               34                     52

PP                 1/8                   0/2

 

Next Up:

Game 6 – STL/SJ Leads Series 3-2

 

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