The St. Louis Blues look to win Game 3, while the Vancouver Canucks look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
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|
|Jacob de la Rose||Jordan Kyrou|
|Carl Gunnarsson||Alex Pietrangelo|
|Marco Scandella||Colton Parayko|
|Vince Dunn||Justin Falk|
Unfit to Play:
|Vladimir Tarasenko||Alexander Steen|
|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|
Unfit to Play:
|Micheal Ferland||Josh Leivo||Tyler Toffoli||Tyler Myers|
|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:
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)
2nd Period Stats:
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:
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 can even the series 2-2 tonight, while Vancouver looks to take the 3-1 series lead.