Wild at the Blues… block 5

 

Never in my 40 years of playing Stratomatic hockey have I seen a goalie card so good, be so bad for so long. Carey Price (919 save percentage) has a great card but has been struggling game after game this season for the Blues. Tonight was another one of those games. Price sees five goalie ratings, and all five goalie ratings to in the net. He does stop the last two . Jimmy Howard at the other end had stopped 7/9 at the same point in the game with his 909 save percentage.  Ugh… but this game turned out to be a DOOZY!!

With two minutes left and being down 5-3 the Blues pull their goalie for shits and giggles not expecting anything to happen. Wrong… Eric Staal’s line  nets a goal with Price on the bench to bring it to 5-4. Teams change lines, and Tarasenko nets the game tieing goal with 40 seconds left to send this one into overtime.   When in OT, the Blues sniper Tarasenko scores again in overtime , his fourth of the game, to give the Blues a most improbable 6-5 overtime win . St.Louis scores 3 goals in a 2:26 span to luckily and I mean luckily pull out the improbable win. 

 

GAME STORY
In front of a cheering crowd the Blues squeezed out a victory over Minnesota by the final score of 6 to 5. St. Louis finished with a flurry scoring 3 times in the third period. VLADIMIR TARASENKO netted the last goal, the game winner, at 1:09 of overtime. SEAN MONAHAN found the net twice for Minnesota. And YANNI GOURDE had two goals. Also TARASENKO was spectacular, scoring 4 goals on 11 shots for St. Louis. KYLE CONNOR scored once and added two assists. OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON had three assists. Others registering goals were MARK STONE for Minnesota and ERIC STAAL for St. Louis.


                        Minnesota MNW at St. Louis Blues                        
DATE : 02/05/2020

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota MNW                  2  1  2  0  5 
St. Louis Blues                1  1  3  1  6 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Minnesota MNW                  13 9  8  1  31
St. Louis Blues                9  14 17 1  41

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. STL. KYLE CONNOR(9)( BRENT BURNS, ERIC STAAL ): 1st 5:00
2. MNW. SEAN MONAHAN(22)( ANTHONY DUCLAIR, SAMI VATANEN ): 1st 11:47
3. MNW. YANNI GOURDE(7)( TYSON BARRIE, BRYAN RUST ): 1st 16:55
4. STL. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(12)( MATTHEW TKACHUK, CHARLIE COYLE ): 2nd 2:36
5. MNW. SEAN MONAHAN(23)( BROCK NELSON, SAMI VATANEN ): 2nd 14:06
6. MNW. MARK STONE(24)( NATHAN MacKINNON ): 3rd 2:12
7. STL. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(13)( MIKAEL GRANLUND, OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON ): 3rd 10:03
8. MNW. YANNI GOURDE(8)( TYSON BARRIE, HAMPUS LINDHOLM ): 3rd 12:29
9. STL. ERIC STAAL(10)( OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON, KYLE CONNOR ): 3rd 18:43
10. STL. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(14)( KYLE CONNOR ): 3rd 19:20
11. STL. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(15)( OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON, MARK SCHEIFELE ): OT 1:09

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. MNW. BENCH PENALTY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 3:12
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY TYSON BARRIE
3. STL. JUSTIN FAULK - 2 Minutes: 2nd 11:11

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Minnesota MNW
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
NATHAN MacKINNON                0   2  0  1   0  0  0   8-2 38 25:47  2   0  0  1 
SEAN MONAHAN                    0   4  2  0   0  0  0   8-6 26 14:32  1   0  2  1 
MARK STONE                      0   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 23:47  0   1  0  0 
YANNI GOURDE                    0   3  2  0   0  0  0   8-5 27 15:38  1   0  1  0 
ALEX KILLORN                    1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  0   0  1  0 
JOSH ANDERSON                  -2   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 17:32  1   1  0  2 
BROCK NELSON                    0   1  0  1   0  0  0   1-1 26 14:32  1   1  0  0 
BRAD RICHARDSON                -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 16  8:53  0   1  0  0 
MICHEAL FERLAND                 1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:47  1   0  1  0 
ANTHONY DUCLAIR                 0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:32  1   0  1  0 
BLAKE COLEMAN                  -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:32  0   1  0  1 
BRYAN RUST                      1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  2   0  0  0 
TYSON BARRIE                    1   1  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 40 23:02  2   2  0  0 
RYAN SUTER                     -3   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 51 33:07  1   2  0  0 
SAMI VATANEN                    1   1  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:41  1   0  0  0 
WILL BUTCHER                    1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:41  0   0  0  0 
HAMPUS LINDHOLM                 1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:02  1   0  0  0 
JOHNNY BOYCHUK                 -3   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 45 29:07  1   0  0  1 
BENCH                                         2
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TOTAL                          -4  31  5  9   2  0  0 27-15          16   9  6  6

Player Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
VLADIMIR TARASENKO              3  11  4  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 22:48  3   0  4  4 
MATTHEW TKACHUK                 0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:32  0   1  0  2 
MARK SCHEIFELE                  0   3  0  1   0  0  0   8-6 38 25:47  1   0  0  2 
FILIP FORSBERG                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:47  2   0  0  1 
NICK FOLIGNO                    2   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 17:32  0   0  0  0 
KYLE CONNOR                     2   4  1  2   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:32  1   0  2  1 
ERIC STAAL                      2   3  1  1   0  0  0   8-3 27 15:32  0   0  0  3 
CHARLIE COYLE                  -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   5-1 15  8:29  1   0  0  0 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                 0   1  0  1   0  0  0   6-2 27 15:02  0   0  0  1 
BRANDON SUTTER                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  0   0  0  0 
BRENT BURNS                    -1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:41  0   0  0  0 
DRYDEN HUNT                    -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  0   0  0  0 
JUSTIN FAULK                   -1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 37 21:02  0   2  0  0 
BRENDAN LEMIEUX                -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 16:47  0   0  0  0 
NIKITA ZADOROV                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:41  0   1  0  0 
ALEX PIETRANGELO                3   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 31:07  3   0  0  1 
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON            3   4  0  3   0  0  0   0-0 48 31:07  4   0  0  0 
MARC STAAL                     -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:02  2   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                           6  41  6 11   2  0  0 27-12          17   4  6 15

Goalie Stats For Minnesota MNW
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JIMMY HOWARD                     61     41  6    0  11 7   107  GF
CARTER HUTTON                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CAREY PRICE                      60     31  5    0  7  2   105 
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY               0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Minnesota MNW                 1         0
St. Louis Blues               1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - VLADIMIR TARASENKO from St. Louis
2nd star - OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON from St. Louis
3rd star - KYLE CONNOR from St. Louis




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