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.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
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.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
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.
Here are the penalties. pic.twitter.com/zt7K3HtPg1— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 30, 2019
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.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
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.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
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.