10/18/14: St. Louis Blues 6 Arizona Coyotes 1

1st Blues Goal (Backes), Powerplay

  • St. Louis Contributions
    J. Schwartz – races to a loose puck in the right corner of the Coyotes zone and chips at it at the same time as Summers, sending the puck into the air back to the slot
    V. Tarasenko – knocks the bouncing puck in front of himself in the slot and puts a shot on Smith that rolls back down to the ice
    D. Backes – crashes the crease looking for the puck and gets hit in the back by Stone, causing him to fall and knock the puck in with his right skate
  • Arizona Faults
    O. Ekman-Larsson – in the penalty box for interference
    M. Stone – hits Backes in the back towards the crease, causing him to knock the puck in with his skate

2nd Blues Goal (Steen), Even

  • St. Louis Contributions
    D. Backes – gets the puck in the Blues zone and moves it along to Jackman exiting the zone (cont.), gets to Tarasenko’s rebound first, but can’t shoot it because Summers pokes the puck, then gets the puck below the goal line and passes it to Steen at the bottom inside corner of the right faceoff circle
    B. Jackman – carries the puck to center ice and passes it to Tarasenko entering the middle of the Coyotes zone
    V. Tarasenko – takes the puck to the top left faceoff circle and fires a wrist shot that Smith stops with a rebound to the right of the crease
    A. Steen – one-times the puck over Smith’s right shoulder
  • Arizona Faults
    D. Moss – gets caught watching the puck both when Tarasenko has it and when Backes gets the rebound, so he never gets in position to cover Steen, who is open the whole play

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3rd Blues Goal (Schwartz), Powerplay

  • St. Louis Contributions
    J. Schwartz – stops Stone’s clearing attempt against the left-side boards and passes the puck to Tarasenko above the right faceoff circle (cont.), gets the puck off of the fortunate bounce, turns himself to the net, and fires a wrist shot over Smith’s glove
    V. Tarasenko – holds the puck and then tries to move it to the right point, but the puck hits the left skate of Vitale and caroms down to the left faceoff circle where Schwartz is standing all alone
  • Arizona Faults
    C. Summers – in the penalty box for roughing
    M. Stone – gets to a puck along the boards and can’t clear it, turning it over to Schwartz
    J. Vitale – redirects Tarasenko’s pass with his skate down to Schwartz all alone with Smith

4th Blues Goal (Schwartz), Even

  • St. Louis Contributions
    J. Lehtera – wins a faceoff in the right circle of the Coyotes zone to the left for Schwartz
    J. Schwartz – quickly takes a wrist shot that beats Smith’s glove
  • Arizona Faults
    B. McMillan – skates past the puck and fans on his attempt to play it off of the faceoff

1st Coyotes Goal (Korpikoski), Powerplay

  • Arizona Contributions
    S. Doan – gets a loose puck behind the Blues net and plays it to Yandle next to the left faceoff circle (cont.), backhands the puck from behind the net to Korpikoski in inside corner of the right faceoff circle
    K. Yandle – passes the puck to Ekman-Larsson at the right point
    O. Ekman-Larsson – moves the puck down the right-side boards to Doan behind the net
    L. Korpikoski – one-times Doan’s pass past Allen’s glove
  • St. Louis Faults
    A. Steen – in the penalty box for cross-checking
    T. Oshie – is too slow to pick up Korpikoski going to the front of the net by himself for Doan’s pass

5th Blues Goal (Lehtera), Powerplay

  • St. Louis Contributions
    K. Shattenkirk – gets the puck behind the Blues net and passes it up to Steen exiting the left side of the zone
    A. Steen – taps the puck forward through the neutral zone to Lehtera entering the left side of the Coyotes zone
    J. Lehtera – enters the zone, takes the puck down below the left faceoff dot, and shoots a low wrister through Smith’s five-hole
  • Arizona Faults
    M. Erat – in the penalty box for holding
    M. Smith – never naturally drops to close his five-hole on the bad-angle shot

6th Blues Goal (Schwartz), Powerplay

  • St. Louis Contributions
    J. Lehtera – gets a puck that was deflected into the right corner of the Coyotes zone and passes it to Tarasenko along the right half-boards (cont.), gets the puck from Tarasenko and holds it as the Coyotes collapse to the slot, then passes the puck up to Shattenkirk at the right point
    V. Tarasenko – moves the puck to Shattenkirk at the right point (cont.), gets the puck from Shattenkirk and sends it back down to Lehtera below the goal line on the right side
    K. Shattenkirk – returns the puck to Tarasenko (cont.), one-times Lehtera’s pass and creates a rebound in the slot
    J. Schwartz – flicks the rebound past Smith’s left shoulder
  • Arizona Faults
    K. Chipchura – in the penalty box for elbowing
    Z. Michalek – dropped to the ice to block passing lanes when Lehtera got the puck, but slid below the goal line and couldn’t recover quickly enough to stop Schwartz or get the rebound in front

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