The Blues beat the Sharks 7-6 on Saturday night. It was one of the wildest games of the Honda West division. 13 total goals including six game-tying goals which ties the NHL record for game tying goals. The Blues needed this win after losing the last three games. With the injury bug hitting hard its no secret someone had to step up. Defenseman Marco Sandella stepped up big time, scoring his first goal of the year to tie the game after the Sharks scored 17 seconds in. Both teams scored more goals in the second period. Goaltender Jordan Binnington was pulled in his 100th NHL game and he won’t forget this one.
After Binnington was pulled he did receive unsportsmanlike conduct penalty which helped fuel the boys. Ville Husso comes in and takes care of the penalties looking really good too. Craig Berube praises Husso in the clip below at 1:21 and he had to be sharp if the Blues were going to win this game.
Again, both teams scored more goals in the third period and eventually Marco Scandella would get the game winner at 7:14. The first two-goal game for Scandella and a beautiful play setup by Sundqvist and Hoffman.
I just want to point out that Evander Kane, Devan Dubnyk, and the Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup. I think Evander Kane needs to focus on his bank account and less on Binnington. Dubnyk should work on finding another new team because the Sharks aren’t winning anything anytime soon except maybe the first overall draft pick. Watch out Buffalo and Ottawa because San Jose is coming for you!
Notes: Ville Husso will start in goal against the Ducks tonight at Honda Center. Dakota Johnson will make his NHL debut. Carl Gunnarsson is done for the season with knee injury. Ivan Barbashev undergoes successful ankle surgery. Jacob de la Rose is the latest addition to the lengthy injury report. Vladimir Tarasenko will be back soon and there is possibility he will return to the lineup during this California road trip. Tyler Bozak has not started skating but he is with the team unlike Colton Parayko and Jaden Schwartz. Goalie prospect Colten Ellis signs entry level contract that begins 2021-2022 season. Lastly, Happy Birthday Alex Steen!