Schenn’s OT Winner Keeps Blues Alive

The St. Louis Blues look to win Game 3, while the Vancouver Canucks look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Game 1 Recap

Game 2 Recap

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Blues Projected Lines and Defencive Pairings

 

Jaden Schwartz Ryan O’ Reilly David Perron
Oskar Sundqvist Brayden Schenn Tyler Bozak
Sammy Blais Robert Thomas Zach Sanford
MacKenzie MacEachern
Jacob de la Rose Jordan Kyrou
Carl Gunnarsson Alex Pietrangelo
Marco Scandella Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn Justin Falk
Jake Allen
Jordan Binnigton

 

Unfit to Play:

Vladimir Tarasenko Alexander Steen

 

Scratched:

Ivan Barbashev Troy Brouwer Ville Husso Robert Bortuzzo Klim Kostin
Austin Poganski Niko Mikkola Derrick Pouliot Jake Walman

 

 

Vancouver Canucks Projected Lines and Defencive Pairings:

 

J.T. Miller Elias Pettersson Brock Boeser
Tanner Pearson Bo Horvat Loui Ericksson
Antoine Roussel Brandon Sutter Jake Virtanen
Tyler Motte Jay Beagle Zach MacEwen
Alexander Edler Troy Stecher
Quinn Hughes Christopher Tanev
Oscar Fantenberg Jordie Benn
Jacob Markstrom
Thatcher Demko

 

Unfit to Play:

 

Micheal Ferland Josh Leivo Tyler Toffoli Tyler Myers

 

Scratched:

 

Olli Juolevi Justin Bailey Jalen Chatfield Louis Domingue Adam Gaudette
Tyler Graovac Brogan Rafferty

 

 

1st Period Analysis and Summary:

 

The first four minutes in Game 3 of this series would not register a shot on goal from either team until Vancouver’s Tyler Motte had a wrist shot that was saved by St. Louis goaltender Jake Allen.  After that shot, the shots and hits would come more.

 

 

The first penalty of the contest would go to Brayden Schenn for a slashing call at the 6:10 mark.  Vancouver looks to take advantage with the extra man on the ice.  The extra man advantage would result in only one shot for the Canucks.

 

 

 

St. Louis would get their first shot on goal 8:38 in the period.  That is not a way to win the contest for the Blues and if they expect to win and stay alive in the series, they need to do whatever they can to get those shots off and in the back of the net.

 

 

 

After the time period where the Blues don’t get any shots off, they are neck and neck with Vancouver when it comes to the shots on goal and are playing a very competitive game with the Canucks.  There have been several chances for both teams to score throughout the duration of the period but the goaltenders on both ends of the ice are continuing to make it a scoreless game at the 17:35 mark in the period.

 

 

 

At the end of the first period, we are scoreless.

 

STL Penalty Brayden Schenn for Slashing 2 min minor 6:10

 

1st Period Stats:

 

St. Louis Vancouver
Faceoffs 9/21 12/21
Power Play 0/0 0/1
Shots 11 8
Hits 20 16

 

 

 

2nd Period Analysis and Summary:

 

St. Louis goes on the penalty kill 35 seconds into the period for Too Many Men on the ice.  The penalty is served by David Perron.  Vancouver scores at the 1:19 mark to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead with the goal going to J.T. Miller, his third goal of the postseason.  The assists on the goal go to Elias Pettersson, fifth in the playoffs, and Quinn Hughes, his eighth.

 

After minutes of back and forth action between both squads, St. Louis would even the score at 1-1 with a Justin Faulk goal, his first in the postseason, at the 8:16 mark.

 

 

St. Louis takes their first lead of the series when David Perron, his fourth of the postseason, scores at the 18:02 mark in the period.  Vancouver ties the score up again 37 seconds later when Elias Pettersson scores his fourth goal of the postseason at 18:39.

 

 

Entering the second intermission, the Blues and Canucks are tied 2-2.

 

Both teams need to break the tie, avoid mistakes and penalties, and play a full period by any means neccessary.

 

 

STL Penalty Too Many Men on Ice served by David Perron 2 min minor 00:35
VAN PP Goal J.T. Miller (3) Assisted by Elias Pettersson (5) Quinn Hughes (8) 01:19
STL Goal Justin Faulk (1) Assisted by Robert Thomas (1) Sammy Blais (2) 08:16
STL Goal David Perron (4) Assisted by Ryan O’ Reilly (4) Zach Sanford (3) 18:02
VAN Goal Elias Pettersson Assisted by
Antoine Roussel (2)
18:39

 

 

2nd Period Stats:

 

St. Louis Vancouver
Faceoffs 22/42 20/42
Power Play 0/0 1/2
Shots 25 22
Hits 32 30

 

 

3rd Period Analysis and Summary:

 

 

At the 4:25 mark, David Perron and Troy Stecher are each issued matching minor penalties for roughing in front of the Vancouver net.  Luckily for both the Blues and Canucks, neither team will score on the 4-on-4.   The third period has been a more physical period as both teams are trying to take the lead once and for all.

 

 

Vancouver goes on the penalty kill when Loui Ericksson goes to the box for a high-sticking call at the 18:00 mark.  Luckily for Ericksson it is only a 2 minute minor and not the double minor.

 

 

Regulation comes to an end with the score tied 2-2 as we head to sudden death overtime.

 

Nopo goals would be scored in the third period.

 

 

STL Penalty David Perron for Roughing 2 min minor 4:25
VAN Penalty Troy Stecher for Roughing 2 min minor 4:25
VAN Penalty Loui Ericksson for Hi-sticking 2 min minor 18:00

 

 

End of Regulation Stats:

 

St. Louis Vancouver
Faceoffs 30/59 29/59
Power Play 0/1 1/2
Shots 37 31
Hits 42 39

 

 

 

Overtime Analysis and Summary:

 

 

The Blues are attacking the net and shooting everything they can into the net but Vancouver is stopping every shot that comes to the net.  St. Louis heads to the power play when Jake Virtanen is called for tripping with 9:58 left in the first overtime frame.

St. Louis would net the game winner at 15:06 with Brayden Schenn getting his first goal in the postseason.

 

VAN Penalty Jake Virtanen for Tripping 2 min minor 10:02
STL Goal Brayden Schenn (1) Unassisted 15:06

 

End of Game Stats:

 

St. Louis Vancouver
Faceoffs 39/77 38/77
Power Play 0/2 1/2
Shots 49 41
Hits 46 45

 

St. Louis can even the series 2-2 tonight, while Vancouver looks to take the 3-1 series lead.

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