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What a game – are the Blues back? It certainly looked like it. The Blues drew level twice before winning the game in the shootout. Dany Heatley put the Sharks ahead early in the first period – and you’d be forgiven for thinking “here we go again”. The Blues came back and tied the game through a terrific shot from Jay McClement. The Sharks took the lead again in the second period and this score stood until 7 seconds of the game were left. With Conklin pulled, Keith Tkachuk’s shot was blocked and Carlo Colaiacovo picked up the rebound, spun and sent his shot past Nabokov to tie to the game.
With no goals in Overtime, the Blues, once again, headed for the shootout. Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks but McDonald and TJ Oshie won the game for the Blues. All the Blues players played well – but the standout performances were from Barrat Jackman who defended with heart and tenacity; Ty Conklin who made some superb saves to keep the Blues in the game and TJ Oshie whose excellent (and new) shootout move won the game. This is more like it. This is the team we want to see every game. So, your game reports:
- St Louis Game Time Game Day Thread with over 1500 comments – prepare for a long but funny read.
- Jeremy Rutherford sums it up with comments from Ty Conklin, Barrat Jackman and Carlo Colaiacovo.
- The Blues Official Site has it’s own recap together with the game highlights.
It was such a good game…that you really should check out the highlights for yourself: