Come on Blues Force a game 7!
Re-posted from STL Today
On eight occasions this season, the Blues put together winning streaks of three games or more. They won five in a row to start the season and won nine straight in April.
Well, they need one more three-game streak to keep their season alive, and got a start in that direction Wednesday with an improbable, mind-binding 5-4 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. The oldest Blue, Tyler Bozak, scored the game-winner at 3:38 of overtime as St. Louis rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
In the long, colorful history of Blues hockey, it was only the fifth time they’re rallied from a three-goal deficit in the playoffs and the first time since Game 3 of the conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings in 1998.
Robert Thomas (with two goals) couldn’t have picked a better time for his first goals of the postseason, and Vladimir Tarasenko couldn’t have picked a better time for his first goal of the series. Defenseman Nick Leddy had three assists, the most he’s ever had in 129 postseason games.
The other goal, originally credited to Justin Faulk on a net-front scramble, was changed to Jordan Kyrou more than an hour after the game by the NHL. It was a big one, tying the game at 3-3 with just 4:46 left in regulation.
And so there will be hockey in St. Louis on Friday at Enterprise Center, with the Blues still down three games to two in the best-of-seven series