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Blues Outshine the Stars

Written by Nate

In a chippy Game 3 with the series all tied at one game a piece, the St. Louis Blues continue their improbable playoff run as they defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2.

St. Louis got off to a hot start as left winger Jaden Schwartz got the Blues on the board, tipping in a Colton Paprayko shot past Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop.


The Stars responded right back after right wing Alexander Radulov shot a one-timer over the shoulder of Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington to head into the first intermission tied up at one.


The first ten minutes of the second period was quiet, but St. Louis center Tyler Bozak sniped a shot past Bishop after defenceman Vince Dunn forced a turnover to Dallas.

The period would get heated between the two division rivals as a crosscheck penalty by Blues defenceman Robert Bortuzzo and an embellishment call to Stars’ Esa Lindell sent the game to four-on-four power play.

After a clean power play and rest of period, the score would remain 2-1 St. Louis heading to the second intermission.


The third period picked up the offensive pace — and excitement — after a save by Binnington, as a penalty came up toward Stars’ defenceman Roman Polak for a high-stick.

No one scored on the power play, but the Stars tied the game up at two as left winger Andrew Cogliano raced for a shorthanded goal after a turnover caused by center Mattias Janmark.

St. Louis eventually retook a 3-2 lead after a wrist shot goal from defenceman and captain Alex Pietrangelo, only to be tied up at 3 just two minutes later after Stars center Tyler Seguin snuck the puck past Binnington.


Blues left winger Pat Maroon would retake the lead and eventually seal the game after a wrist shot goes past Bishop with 1:38 left in the game.

The Stars attempted to get the tying goal, but a shot by defenceman John Klingberg was blocked past Binnington to ice St. Louis’s 4-3 win in Dallas to take a 2-1 series lead.


Earning a record-tying 30th win in only his 39th career start, Binnington stopped 28 of 31 shots. Bishop accounted 29 saves off from 33 shots for Dallas. Game 4 between the Blues and Stars is slated for Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

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