Canucks 3 Goal Third Topples Blues

Vancouver Canucks v. St. Louis Blues

Game 1

 

Game Recap:

The St. Louis Blues begin their official defense of the Stanley Cup as they face the Vancouver Canucks for Game 1 of their Western Conference First Round matchup. In the first period the Canucks would get an early powerplay against the Blues, and they would only need 12 seconds as Bo Horvat would score to give Vancouver the 1-0 lead. Then later in the first, the Blues would get their first powerplay opportunity of the game and St. Louis would take advantage as David Perron would score to tie the game at one a piece.

 

In the second period Elias Pettersson would tally on the powerplay to give the Canucks the 2-1 lead, but a little over a minute later Jaden Schwartz would tally to tie the game back up at two. During the second period the Blues would waste three opportunities to take hold of the game while the Canucks capitalized on one of the two that they had.

 

Then in the third period the Canucks would take over as Troy Stetcher, Bo Horvat, and JT Miller (PPG) all would score to give the Canucks the dominate 5-2 victory. The Canucks now take the 1-0 series lead over the Blues.

 

Lineups:

Vancouver Canucks:

J.T. Miller — Elias Pettersson — Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson — Bo Horvat — Loui Eriksson

Antoine Roussel — Brandon Sutter — Jake Virtanen

Tyler Motte — Jay Beagle — Zack MacEwen

Alexander Edler — Troy Stecher

Quinn Hughes — Christopher Tanev

Oscar Fantenberg — Tyler Myers

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Justin Bailey, Jordie Benn, Jalen Chatfield, Louis Domingue, Adam Gaudette, Tyler Graovac, Brogan Rafferty, Olli Juolevi

Unfit to play: Micheal Ferland, Josh Leivo, Tyler Toffoli

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Oskar Sundqvist — Robert Thomas — Tyler Bozak

Mackenzie MacEachern — Jacob de la Rose — Troy Brouwer

Carl Gunnarsson — Alex Pietrangelo

Marco Scandella — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Justin Faulk

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Ivan Barbashev, Ville Husso, Robert Bortuzzo, Klim Kostin, Austin Poganski, Niko Mikkola, Derrick Pouliot, Jake Walman, Jordan Kyrou, Alexander Steen

Unfit to play: Sammy Blais

 

First Period:

STL Penalty – 4:17 – Justin Faulk 2 minutes for Slashing

VAN PPG – 4:29 – Bo Horvat (3) from Qiunn Hughes (6) and JT Miller (3)

VAN Penalty – 15:58 – Antoine Roussel 2 minutes for Slashing

STL PPG – 16:37 – David Perron (3) from Brayden Schenn (3) and Alex Pietrangelo (1)

STL Penalty – 1842 – Alex Pietrangleo 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 1st – VAN 1          STL 1

Shots:             09                 12

Hits:               11                 13

Faceoffs:       12                 12

Powerplay:  1/2                1/1

 

Second Period:

VAN Pemalty – 3:13 – Tyler Myers 2 minutes for Holding

STL Penalty – 4:45 – Tyler Bozak 2 minutes for Tripping

STL Penalty – 7:43 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Tripping

VAN PPG – 8:37 – Elias Pettersson (2) from unassisted

STL Goal – 9:49 – Jaden Schwartz (1) from unassisted

VAN Penalty – 11:49 – Zack MacEwen 2 minutes for Roughing

STL Penalty – 14:59 – Mackenzie MacEachern 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – VAN 2          STL 2

Shots:             18                 23

Hits:               16                 20

Faceoffs:       24                 25

Powerplay:  2/5                1/3

 

Third Period:

VAN Goal – 5:37 – Troy Stetcher (1) from Tanner Pearson (2) and Brock Boeser (2)

VAN Goal – 8:01 – Bo Horvat (4) from Tanner Pearson (3)

STL Penalty – 18:32 – Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Interference

STL Penalty – 19:21 – Zach Sanford for Misconduct

VAN Penalty – 19:21 – Jake Virtanen for Misconduct

VAN PPG – 19:21 – JT Miller (2) from Brock Boeser (3) and Christopher Tanev (4)

 

End of 3rd – VAN 5          STL 2

Shots:             22                 31

Hits:               18                 30

Faceoffs:       36                 35

Powerplay:  3/6                1/3

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