My First Blue's Playoffs Game
By: Brent J
A Big Surprise
After I came home from school on April 17th my dad surprised me with Blue's playoff tickets for game two. We had really good seats, we sat in row A in the upper level.
Just two nights before, the Blues had lost game one to the Minnesota Wild, so we really needed to win game two. Below is a view from our seats.
The building was packed and it was a sold out crowd, the atmosphere was amazing. The Blues got off to a good start, with Vladimir Tarasenko putting the Blues on the board first. Alex Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on the goal. Less than 5 minutes later, Vladimir Tarasenko scored a power play goal for his second goal of the game. Once again, the goal was assisted by Alex Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk. First period was over and the Blues had a 2-0 lead.
In the second period it was just up and down the rink, both teams had 10 shots on goal, but there were no goals scored. Blues led 2-0 going into the third period.
We felt really good as the third period started, as we had a 2-0 lead, but just 1:46 in, Wild defenseman Marco Scandella scored on a shot from the point to cut the Blue's lead to 2-1.
For the next 15 minutes, the game stayed at 2-1 and everyone was on the edge of their seat. At 18:02 of the third period, Patrik Bergland picked up a loose puck at the blue line and skated in and beat Wild goalie Devin Dubnyk with a wrist shot up high. Everyone jumped out of their seats as the Blues had a 3-1 lead with just 2 minutes to play.
With 17 seconds left in the third period, Vladimir Tarasenko scored an empty net goal, his third goal of the game, giving him the hat trick and putting the Blues up 4-1.
That was the end of the game. We left very happy that the Blues won 4-1, and then we went out and celebrated at Pirrone's by having pizza.