The chances of the Blues of St. Louis to win a second consecutive Stanley cup have decreased much, Friday, in Edmonton, as the team from Missouri has suffered a defeat from 4 to 3 in overtime against the Vancouver Canucks.
Captain Bo Horvat has allowed his people to take a lead of 2 to 0 in the series, thanks to its success in extra time.
The Blues have almost caused a surprise in the third period. In late 3 to 1, Samuel Blais has first reduced the gap to one goal. Another Quebec, David Perron, has forced the holding of an extension, while he remained six seconds to go in regulation time. Ryan O’reilly scored the first goal of the Blues, during a numerical advantage at the end of the second period.
The Canucks are quickly given an option on the encounter. In the first round, Horvat scored his first of two goals when shorthanded. Tanner Pearson, for his part, took advantage of a situation with the advantage of a man for double the advance of his own. Elias Pettersson has been the author of the other thread of the training canadian.
Jacob Markstrom has pushed away 34 of 37 pucks directed towards him. His vis-à-vis, Jordan Binnington, assigned four times on 25 shots.
The third match of the series will take place on Sunday.