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Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Apr 14 @ 12:25 PM ET
Jason Millen: Blues coaches deserve credit as they look to take a commanding lead Blues coaches deserve credit as they look to take a commanding lead
TheUltimateJet
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 07.16.2013

Apr 14 @ 2:24 PM ET
You guys have nothing to worry about. Coach Maurice will make wacky decisions that will bring delight to the St. Louis faithful.
Mph6689
Joined: 12.19.2016

Apr 14 @ 2:31 PM ET
The games have been very close. Blues goaltending has been better than Winnipeg (the O'Reilly goal was surprising). Each team takes turns being dominant for stretches.

Scoring the first goal will be huge (as usual). This game Winnipeg either gets back in the series, and it goes long.....or the Blues wrap it up early (5 games?).

I'm very excited, going to the game. Hoping for a Blues win!
Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Apr 14 @ 5:08 PM ET
Heading out soon for the game. I'll try to post on twitter tonight.
eggsegan
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 14 @ 10:02 PM ET
A proud Winnipeg team has raised their level. Now the Blues have to respond.
BluesDroogie
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 06.12.2014

Apr 14 @ 10:51 PM ET
A proud Winnipeg team has raised their level. Now the Blues have to respond.
- eggsegan

Blues were terrible in that game. Hope they show up on Tuesday. Have to start off a lot better
Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Apr 15 @ 12:29 AM ET
Give the Jets credit for playing a fantastic road game but, as good as Winnipeg was through 2 and as poor as the Blues were in the 2nd (looked completely dead tired and stopped moving their feet), Pat Maroon almost tied the game right before the Tanev soccer style redirected the puck into the net to extend the lead back to 2.

Two of the six goals were from very poor individual plays - Petro made a terrible play, deflecting one into his own net and Binner was sitting on his skate heel blades rather with this shoulder up on the post on the Buff goal.

Blues were out of sorts all night, colliding with each other, poor passes, standing around, missing the net more with shot attempts, etc. The Playoffs are a marathon, not a sprint. It will be interesting to see how the teams respond Tuesday.
eggsegan
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 15 @ 8:10 AM ET
Give the Jets credit for playing a fantastic road game but, as good as Winnipeg was through 2 and as poor as the Blues were in the 2nd (looked completely dead tired and stopped moving their feet), Pat Maroon almost tied the game right before the Tanev soccer style redirected the puck into the net to extend the lead back to 2.

Two of the six goals were from very poor individual plays - Petro made a terrible play, deflecting one into his own net and Binner was sitting on his skate heel blades rather with this shoulder up on the post on the Buff goal.

Blues were out of sorts all night, colliding with each other, poor passes, standing around, missing the net more with shot attempts, etc. The Playoffs are a marathon, not a sprint. It will be interesting to see how the teams respond Tuesday.

- Jason Millen


Fantastic examples, J!

Do you think the loss will provide an opportunity for Chief to change up the lineup? If Sanford sits, who’s the most likely to fill his spot? Fabbri has shown a penchant for being hot headed and retaliatory. Both Blais and Mac are young guys with not a lot of miles on the legs this year. Do you think he’d go with one of those two or a seventh defenseman?
bcallaway
St Louis Blues
Location: The Clown may be the source of mirth - but who shall make the clown laugh?
Joined: 03.29.2006

Apr 15 @ 8:24 AM ET
Blues were terrible in that game. Hope they show up on Tuesday. Have to start off a lot better
- BluesDroogie


Series will swing with the outcome of Game 4. As they usually do.

I wish there was a way to avoid all the home game hype that comes with playoff hockey. Especially the opener. If often leaves the home town team flat for some reason. I don't give a whit about laser shows and blingy wrist bands.

Now that it's out of the way, maybe they'll settle back down and keep control of the series.
Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Apr 15 @ 2:21 PM ET
Fantastic examples, J!

Do you think the loss will provide an opportunity for Chief to change up the lineup? If Sanford sits, who’s the most likely to fill his spot? Fabbri has shown a penchant for being hot headed and retaliatory. Both Blais and Mac are young guys with not a lot of miles on the legs this year. Do you think he’d go with one of those two or a seventh defenseman?

- eggsegan


I think Blais goes in for Sanford but I easily could be wrong. Hopefully Bortuzzo is ok after a couple of those blocked shots.
eggsegan
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 15 @ 6:50 PM ET
I think Blais goes in for Sanford but I easily could be wrong. Hopefully Bortuzzo is ok after a couple of those blocked shots.
- Jason Millen


Right?! He could’ve easily broken ribs...
carcus
St Louis Blues
Location: #Winnington
Joined: 02.12.2009

Apr 15 @ 7:09 PM ET
I think Blais goes in for Sanford but I easily could be wrong. Hopefully Bortuzzo is ok after a couple of those blocked shots.
- Jason Millen

I wouldn't mind having Bortz sit. Not been overly impressed by him and would like to see Gunner or MDZ get back in there.

And Sanford going out is a no-brainer. I would actually be very surprised if Berube plays him again on Tuesday.
eggsegan
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 15 @ 8:44 PM ET
I know the Blues have moved on, but man would I love to see this guy and Byfuglien... https://youtu.be/ydebjwIVebI



Of course, I’d like to keep Sunny too!
eggsegan
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 15 @ 9:00 PM ET
Blues don’t appear too excited about this year’s draft... https://www.prosportstran...ftTrades/Future/Blues.htm

2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 7th
carcus
St Louis Blues
Location: #Winnington
Joined: 02.12.2009

Tuesday @ 11:54 AM ET
Big game tonight. Let's take full control of this series with a win.

(Expecting a 2OT game since it is a Tuesday, 8:30 pm start)

Should I just ask off for tomorrow now?????
Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM ET
So Fabbri in for Sandford, not Blais.

Perron had a maintenance day today but Bozak took his spot on the PP reps, not the placeholder Blais which could mean they were working on it in case they needed to switch Perron out (limit minutes, re-injure, etc).