Red Wings 4 – Blues 3 (S/O)

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Well, the Blues got a point – it should have been two but once again an unlucky bounce or two cost the Blues. However, let’s concentrate on the positive: the Kariya-Oshie-Backes line once again produced; the Blues were good on the forecheck for most of the game; they worked hard; created chances – and when it all shakes down, the Blues were the better team on the ice.

Unfortunately, being unable to clear their own zone led to the Red Wings getting back into the game and ultimately winning in the shootout. A heartbreaking end for the Blues – 57 seconds left in the game and the puck goes in off Barrat Jackman’s arm after a scramble. Nothing Jackman or Chris Mason could do about it.

Focussing on the good once again though and it was certainly impressive seeing Paul Kariya all over the ice – defending as well as attacking and creating chances. That second line of the Blues is very dangerous: they are scoring, hitting and defending. Anyway – your game reports:

Next up – tomorrow the Blues are in Columbus facing off against the Blue Jackets.  The BJ’s are three points ahead of the Blues in Central – this is our chance to cut that deficit.

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