The attacker Blues St. Louis Zach Sanford has known the game of a lifetime, Thursday night against the Golden Knights, scoring no less than four goals. These efforts, however, have not been rewarded, since his followers are inclined 6 to 5 in overtime, to Vegas.
“It has been amazing during this part. The best player of both teams”, has praised head coach Craig Berube in the newspaper “St. Louis Post-Dispatch”.
“It was fantastic,” added Ryan O’reilly, one of the companions of trio of Sanford. He took this game in hand and he scored big goals for us. It is not easy to do in this league.”
The first hat trick of the career of Sanford is also the first game of four goals by player of Blues for David Backes, 2015.
Unaccustomed to praise of any kind, as well as the highlights of the evening, the left-winger knows the best moments of his young career. The player of 25 years old has eight goals and 13 points in its last nine meetings ; the impressive statistics for the one who is far from being the attacker to St. Louis.
In front of the cage of the formation of the Missouri, Jordan Binnington has faced 52 shots, blocking 46 of them. “We have been too generous,” added O’reilly. It has made it difficult for “Binner”. We are better than that usually.
Perhaps this is already the effect of the absence of Jay Bouwmeester, a real pillar of the disadvantage of digital. This is the first game of the training without the defender since he had to be resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
In tribute to his father
In Blues, it is the time of year when the fathers of the players travelling with the team and are witnesses of the exploits of their son. Sanford, himself, has lost his father in September 2018, at the training camp of his team. It’s Brett Glendye, a longtime friend of the hockey player, who has had the chance to take to the road.
“I hope he had fun, mentioned Sanford. But it is hard to reverse. I’m glad that he was there to rejoice with me. […] It is certain that I would have liked him [my father] is there, but I’m sure he was looking at me from above and that it has helped me a little also.”