Canucks block 4

The Canucks continue with their best home season is years, going 4-1-0 in this block.
St. Louis  4    Vancouver  6
Wide open game with 80 SOG.  Rask was average stopping 43 of 47 SOG, while Vasilevskiy struggled, stopping 23 of 29 SOG before being pulled.  Jenner and Gaudreau each get 3 points and Vlasic and Demelo both go +4 plus/minus.
Boston  3    Vancouver  4
Good back and forth game, although Boston never led.  They were tied or trailed by one until Boeser scored to give Vancouver a 4-2 lead at 14:42 of the third period.  That insurance goal was crucial as McDavid pulled Boston back within one at 18:10, but the Bs couldn’t get the equalizer before time ran out.  Jenner had a goal and assist, giving him 3G and 2A in the last two home games.
San Jose  4    Vancouver  1
The Sharks scored three goals in the first 12:29 of the game and cruised to an easy victory, although Gaudreau ruined Hellebuyck’s shutout bid.
Los Angeles  3    Vancouver  8
Very probably the worst beating I ever saw a goalie take in all my years of playing SOM.  Fleury gives up 4 goals on the first 5 shots he faces, and gives up 5 goals on 9 shots in the first period.  He ends up giving up 8 goals on 22 shots.  He goes 0 for 8 on GRs (never saw that before), although the last two goals were scored on ” Faceoff * ” on the poor fatigued guy.  The coach must have a bone to pick with poor Fleury.  Negates a strong game by Toews, who had two goals and an assist.
Toronto  2    Vancouver  5
Vancouver outshoots the Leafs 23-4 in the first period but only leads 1-0 on an Eakin PPG.  Usually this bodes a collapse when the other team starts getting shots, but not this time as Vancouver outscores Toronto 4-2 in the last two periods despite being outshot 24-20.  Vancouver did not give Toronto a single power play while going 2 for 5 themselves.

Boston at St.Louis.. Block 4

The St.Louis Blues always like to get each player into one game and this time it was Brendan Lemieux making his Blues debut. Coach Brian Sutter was not fooling around and stuck Lemieux on the top line with Scheifele and Foligno to provide some extra intimidation against the top line of the Bruins. Lemieux did take a penalty for the most part a successful debut. Tyson Jost also got into the lineup and the youngster continues to impress picking up another point on the fourth line. Jost now has three points in two games. Looks like Brandon Sutter might be finding some more bench time despite his fine defense.

GAME STORY
In a close game, the Blues defeated Boston by a score of 4 to 2. St.Louis poured on the pressure outshooting Boston 40 to 25. VLADIMIR TARASENKO netted the game winning goal at 13:35 of the 3rd period. Other goal scorers were DOMINIK KAHUN and JACCOB SLAVIN for Boston and MATTHEW TKACHUK, NICK FOLIGNO and MIKAEL GRANLUND for St. Louis.


                         Boston BOS at St. Louis Blues                          
DATE : 01/05/2020

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Boston BOS                     1  1  0  0  2 
St. Louis Blues                0  2  2  0  4 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Boston BOS                     11 8  6  0  25
St. Louis Blues                12 13 15 0  40

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. BOS. JACCOB SLAVIN(4)( RYAN HARTMAN, DOUGIE HAMILTON ): 1st 9:04
2. STL. MATTHEW TKACHUK(14)( SHEA THEODORE, JESPER BRATT ): 2nd 3:48
3. STL. MIKAEL GRANLUND(5)( TYSON JOST, CHARLIE COYLE ): 2nd 10:02
4. BOS. DOMINIK KAHUN(3)( UNASSISTED ): 2nd 11:10
5. STL. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(10)( EVGENY KUZNETSOV, JUSTIN FAULK ): 3rd 13:35
6. STL. NICK FOLIGNO(14)( EVGENY KUZNETSOV, JUSTIN FAULK ) (PP)  (ENG) : 3rd 19:03

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. BOS. DERYK ENGELLAND - 2 Minutes: 1st 3:52
2. STL. BRENDAN LEMIEUX - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:38
3. STL. JUSTIN FAULK - 2 Minutes: 2nd 5:01
4. BOS. DERYK ENGELLAND - 2 Minutes: 2nd 12:59
5. BOS. DOUGIE HAMILTON - 2 Minutes: 3rd 2:05
6. BOS. ZACH WERENSKI - 2 Minutes: 3rd 18:41

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Boston BOS
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
LEON DRAISAITL                  0   3  0  0   0  0  0   8-5 40 24:28  0   2  0  1 
CONNOR McDAVID                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   4-2 28 14:45  1   1  0  1 
EVGENI MALKIN                  -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   4-1 28 16:13  0   0  0  1 
BLAKE WHEELER                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:55  0   0  1  0 
MATS ZUCCARELLO                -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 14:23  0   0  0  0 
THOMAS VANEK                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:54  0   0  0  0 
DOMINIK KAHUN                   1   1  1  0   0  0  0   3-1 13  7:24  0   0  1  0 
RYAN HARTMAN                    1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:24  0   0  0  0 
JAMIE BENN                     -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 28 14:40  1   0  0  0 
JACCOB SLAVIN                   1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 50 29:13  0   1  0  0 
DOUGIE HAMILTON                 1   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 43 24:51  0   0  0  0 
TYLER TOFFOLI                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 18:43  0   0  0  0 
THOMAS CHABOT                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 10:45  0   0  0  0 
VINNIE HINOSTROZA              -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 16:13  1   0  0  1 
ONDREJ PALAT                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   2-0 27 15:33  0   0  0  0 
ZACH WERENSKI                  -2   5  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 35 19:57  5   0  0  0 
TROY STECHER                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:07  0   4  0  0 
DERYK ENGELLAND                -2   2  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 35 19:57  2   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                          -5  25  2  2   8  0  0  22-9          10   9  2  4

Player Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
VLADIMIR TARASENKO              1   6  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 22:13  1   1  4  3 
MATTHEW TKACHUK                 1   5  1  0   0  0  0   1-0 33 18:23  0   0  3  5 
MARK SCHEIFELE                  0   6  0  0   0  0  0  10-4 39 23:33  2   0  2  3 
JESPER BRATT                    1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:23  0   0  0  0 
NICK FOLIGNO                    0   1  1  0   0  1  0   1-1 28 15:55  1   0  0  0 
EVGENY KUZNETSOV                1   1  0  2   0  0  0   3-3 26 14:35  0   0  0  1 
KYLE CONNOR                     1   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 26 14:35  2   1  0  1 
ERIC STAAL                      1   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-2 25 12:45  0   1  0  1 
TYSON JOST                     -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:24  0   0  0  0 
CHARLIE COYLE                  -1   0  0  1   0  0  0   1-1 16  9:24  0   0  0  0 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                -1   5  1  0   0  0  0   3-2 17  9:52  0   0  0  1 
BRENT BURNS                     0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:45  2   1  0  2 
JUSTIN FAULK                    2   4  0  2   2  0  0   0-0 36 20:19  1   0  0  1 
BRENDAN LEMIEUX                 0   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 26 15:05  1   0  0  0 
ALEX PIETRANGELO               -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:51  1   1  0  0 
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON           -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:51  2   2  0  0 
SHEA THEODORE                   2   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 32 17:57  0   0  0  1 
MARC STAAL                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 10:45  3   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  40  4  8   4  1  0 22-13          16   8  9 19

Goalie Stats For Boston BOS
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
COLLIN DELIA                     0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
JACOB MARKSTROM                  58     39  3    1  9  6   103 

Goalie Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CAREY PRICE                      60     25  2    0  4  4   105 
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY               0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Boston BOS                    2         0
St. Louis Blues               4         1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - JUSTIN FAULK from St. Louis
2nd star - VLADIMIR TARASENKO from St. Louis
3rd star - MATTHEW TKACHUK from St. Louis