Game 3. Chicago at St.Louis

The Blues consider themselves very lucky to be in the finals, and to be honest a little shocked we are in fact here. Well, the team played like it. The Black Hawks totally dominated from start to finish with a much more complete and deep team.  Chicago seemed to pass and shoot at will and defended at every chance with their team full of four defensive players. Stephan has done a terrific job putting this Black Hawk team together.  They are one strong team. Blues dominate on the shock clock, and out chance the Blues 13-3 in goalie ratings. This one was not even close folks!!!!   Jeff Carter led the Hawks attack with two goals. Joe Thornton and John Tavares chipped in one each. Rick Nash scored on the last card of the game for St.Louis.

I have to admit, even though the teams seem like a mismatch, the Strat gods were not kind to the Blues . Every once and a while you play a game and the dice rolls just seem to go against you time after time. This was one of those games. Some examples, early Blues try to ice the puck on the pk, and three times on icing the puck, we pull up inside shot for opposing team (all on the same pk). When the Blues are on the powerplay we try penetrating three times on the same pk . All three times we pull an 18. Ugh… the four time we get a pass and it goes to the defensive team. The kicker might have been the goal chances. Blues shoot and get a goal chance 1-10….. pull a 17.  Even worse chance, Goal 1-17, pull an 18!!!

At that point, you just shake your head. The Blues knew they were out gunned but lady luck was not on their side this game (maybe used up all of their luck getting by a much better Dallas squad).

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Chicago easily handled the Blues by
a final score of 4 to 1.  Chicago poured on the pressure outshooting the
Blues 46 to 27.  Chicago scored 3 goals in the second period.   JEFF CARTER
had two goals and passed for one assist for Chicago. Other goal scorers
were JOHN TAVARES and JOE THORNTON for Chicago and RICK NASH for St. Louis.

                     Chicago Black Hawks at St. Louis Blues                     
DATE : 07/11/2017

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Chicago Black Hawks            0  3  1  0  4 
St. Louis Blues                0  0  1  0  1

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Chicago Black Hawks            20 13 13 0  46
St. Louis Blues                9  9  9  0  27

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. CHI. JOHN TAVARES(4)( JEFF CARTER, JAKUB VORACEK ): 2nd 2:42
2. CHI. JEFF CARTER(3)( JAKUB VORACEK, JOHN TAVARES ): 2nd 11:44
3. CHI. JOE THORNTON(6)( JEFF PETRY, MAX PACIORETTY ): 2nd 19:55
4. CHI. JEFF CARTER(4)( JOE THORNTON, FRANS NIELSEN ) (PP) : 3rd 16:29
5. STL. RICK NASH(5)( MIKAEL GRANLUND, ALEX PIETRANGELO ): 3rd 19:55

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. STL. DMITRY KULIKOV - 2 Minutes: 1st 9:38
2. STL. MIKAEL GRANLUND - 2 Minutes: 2nd 15:55
3. CHI. BRANDON DUBINSKY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 15:55
4. CHI. ZACH BOGOSIAN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:23
5. STL. JUSTIN FAULK - 2 Minutes: 3rd 12:29
6. STL. OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON - 2 Minutes: 3rd 15:50

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Chicago Black Hawks
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
STEVEN STAMKOS                  1   7  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:31  3   0  0  1 
JOHN TAVARES                    2   9  1  1   0  0  0   8-5 34 19:59  2   1  1  2 
MAX PACIORETTY                  1   5  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:31  1   0  0  1 
JOE THORNTON                    1   5  1  1   0  0  0   7-2 31 17:22  2   1  0  1 
WAYNE SIMMONDS                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 14:25  0   0  0  1 
JEFF CARTER                     2   4  2  1   0  1  0   0-0 30 17:00  2   1  0  2 
JAKUB VORACEK                   2   1  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:59  1   0  0  1 
MARK GIORDANO                  -1   6  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 47 27:05  3   0  1  1 
MARTIN HANZAL                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-2 12  6:37  0   0  0  1 
FRANS NIELSEN                  -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   2-1 29 16:26  1   0  0  1 
T.J. OSHIE                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 14  7:55  0   0  0  1 
BRANDON DUBINSKY               -1   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 23 13:24  0   0  0  0 
GUSTAV NYQUIST                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:05  1   0  1  0 
ZACH BOGOSIAN                   1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 34 19:10  1   0  0  0 
ANTON STRALMAN                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 25:06  1   1  0  0 
BRIAN CAMPBELL                  2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:35  0   0  0  0 
ZDENO CHARA                     1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:10  1   0  0  1 
JEFF PETRY                      2   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:35  0   0  0  0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL                          10  46  4  8   4  1  0 20-10          19   4  3 14

Player Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
MARK SCHEIFELE                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   7-6 32 17:32  0   0  0  1 
FILIP FORSBERG                 -2   3  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 38 22:00  2   0  0  1 
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON            1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 50 28:16  1   1  0  0 
EVGENY KUZNETSOV               -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   4-2 29 16:49  0   0  0  0 
RICK NASH                       1   2  1  0   0  0  0   2-1 29 17:24  0   0  0  0 
ROBBY FABBRI                    1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 14:14  1   0  0  0 
JUSTIN FAULK                   -1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 38 21:11  1   2  0  0 
BRENT BURNS                    -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 12:25  0   1  0  0 
CHARLIE COYLE                  -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 30 16:32  2   0  0  0 
MILAN LUCIC                    -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 16:32  0   0  0  0 
DREW STAFFORD                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:55  0   0  0  0 
ERIC STAAL                      0   3  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 13  7:05  0   0  1  0 
NICK FOLIGNO                   -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 28 15:59  2   0  0  0 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                 1   5  0  1   2  0  0   1-0 23 13:24  0   0  0  0 
KYLE TURRIS                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-0 12  6:37  0   0  0  0 
ALEX PIETRANGELO                1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 46 26:15  3   1  0  0 
JAKE GARDINER                  -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 12:25  3   0  0  0 
DMITRY KULIKOV                 -1   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 34 19:10  0   0  0  0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL                         -10  27  1  2   8  0  0 20-10          15   5  1  2

Goalie Stats For Chicago Black Hawks
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
BRADEN HOLTBY                    60     27  1    0  3  2   105 
KARI LEHTONEN                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0  

Goalie Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK                60     46  4    0  13 10  105 
MIKE SMITH                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0  

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Chicago Black Hawks           3         1
St. Louis Blues               1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - JEFF CARTER from Chicago
2nd star - JOHN TAVARES from Chicago
3rd star - BRADEN HOLTBY from Chicago

 

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