Blues Win Sixth Straight Game

Hayden See, Reporter

The Blues took down the Oilers by a final of 5-2 to push their win streak to six games.

Despite St. Louis leading in the final score by three, the game was close throughout. Capitalizing on an early penalty committed by the Blues, the Oilers’ Connor McDavid scored on the power-play — netting his eighth goal of the season. The power-play units got some action for St. Louis as well; with a man advantage of their own, Captain Alex Pietrangelo took a shot from the blue line, that was tipped in by Jaden Schwartz to tie the game. 

“Schwartz stole that goal right from Pietrangelo,” senior Jacob Justice said.

In the second period, the Blues got their second power-play opportunity of the night, and they cashed in again. This time it was Alex Pietrangelo who netted the goal. Center Ryan O’Reilly set-up the Captain for a one-timer in the slot, and he buried his sixth goal of the 2019-20 campaign. The lead was extended to two after a high glove side goal from sophomore Robert Thomas.

“Pietrangelo has had an amazing start to the year. The Blues need to extend him,” senior Ethan Markovich said.

The Oilers brought things within one goal with a goal from Kassian midway through the third. In the final minutes of the game, a delay of game penalty and the pulling of their goalie gave Edmonton a 6-4 man advantage. However, the Blues scored two empty netters — tallied by Bozak and Barbashev — to give them their biggest lead of the night. Jake Allen had one of the worst goals against averages in the National Hockey League entering the game, although he allowed two goals last night despite the Oilers’ expected goals total being nearly four — based on their scoring chances.

“Honestly I thought Allen was done for after seeing some of his recent performances. He really showed me up,” senior Ethan Seymore said.

The Blues’ next game is Saturday at 9:00 PM against the Flames.