Blues fall to Vancouver 5-2 in Game 1

The Blues have been outscored 9-0 in the third period in four games so far in Edmonton.

Ben Boyd
August 13, 2020 - 2:04 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Vancouver Canucks power play showed why it is highly acclaimed in Game 1 as the St. Louis Blues fell 5-2 on Wednesday evening. The Canucks scored three times on the man advantage 

David Perron scored his third goal of the playoffs to tie the game 1-1 in the first period, and Jaden Schwartz scored on a breakaway in the second to level the game 2-2. However, Vancouver scored three unanswered goals in the third. 

"We know we have to be better in the third, no doubt about it," Brayden Schenn said after the game. "We're giving up some goals and got to tighten up a little bit. But as a game, it was better. Obviously not good enough, and we'll find ways to continue to build and try to score some more goals here."

Head Coach Craig Berube said he didn't like the team's mistakes in the third period leading to goals. 

"Penalties are a problem too," added Berube. "We've got to be more careful with our sticks. They're not great calls, but they're obviously calling them, so we've got to do a better job."

The Blues have been outscored 9-0 in the third period in four games so far in Edmonton.

Game 2 is scheduled for Friday at 5:30pm Central. 

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