The St. Louis Blues are not kidding. Those who thought that Craig Berube’s boys won the opening game against the Winnipeg Jets luckily and because they stunned the big rival, have nothing to say after last night.
This was the third straight win for the Blues in Winnipeg, following the opening two losses this season in which the Jets scored 13 goals.
Guests defeated Winnipeg 4-3, after a huge fight in the third period. The decisive goal was scored 3:46 into that sequence by Ryan O’Reilly.
But to start from the beginning.
Oskar Sundquist broke the lock of the hosts at 5:23 since the start, on an odd-man rush, and indicated a tough night for the Jets. Things weren’t looking good for them especially in the moments when Winnipeg had two players fewer on the ice, in the middle of the period. Somehow they managed to get out of it and to score seconds after becoming complete.
It was Blake Wheeler who tied from the slot behind the net.
At the start of the second sequence, Winnipeg had a power-play situation which they quickly used. Robert Bortuzzo was out because of interference, and Patrik Lane beat Jordan Binnington 19 seconds after.
Soon enough it the Blues were on top once again. Pat Maroon equalized, and Sundquist added his second goal all in the span of three minutes, to bring back the lead to the guests.
Mark Scheifele scored another power-play goal for the hosts 65 seconds before the end of that part of the match.
Coming into the final period the fans at Bell MTS Arena expected to see a highly entertaining clash. O’Reilly’s early score, made the perfect intro for that, but there weren’t any more goals until the end of the match.
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Binnington did his part of the job very well recording 15 saves, while the rest of the defensive line protected their goalie excellently.
The fantastic form of the Blues is continuing. Since Late January this team plays unbelievable, and at the moment, this is their fourth straight triumph, 8th in the past 10 events.
The series is heading for St. Louis now, and Game 3 is scheduled for this Sunday and 7:30 PM ET.