Schwartz and the Blues off to a great start!
October 25th, 2017
Schwartz Helps Move the Blues Along
The St. Louis Blues have gotten off to a pretty good start this season with a record of 6-2-1. This places them 1st in the Central Division, 2nd in the Conference and 4th overall. Despite injuries and off-season losses, the Blues have been quick to the puck, earning them 13 points thus far. Aside from a bad road stint in Florida, the Blues have been dominating the neutral zone and driving pucks to the net. The obvious breakout star has been Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz sits 3rd on the points leaderboard with 13 points. Those points came from 6 goals and 7 assists in the 20 minutes average TOI, over his first 9 games. His biggest game so far was against the Blues biggest rival the Chicago Blackhawks. Schwartz scored two even-strength goals and added an empty-netter late in the third period to complete his third career hat trick. His second goal of the Blackhawks game was solid proof to why he is such a pivotal player this season. Schwartz received a long pass from goalie Jake Allen and deked Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, leaving an open net and an easy toss in for Schwartz. Schwartz has at least one point in eight of the Blues’ nine games so far, and the Blues are 44-6-1 when he scores at least two points per game.
The Blues’ last game against the NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, was a tough loss for the Blues. The Blues outshot the Golden Knights 49-22 but it was both organizations’ special teams that were the determining factor. The Blues went 0 for 4 on the power play, while only stopping the Golden Knights 1 out of 3 times on the penalty kill. The Blues were quicker than the Golden Knights, got to more pucks, and had more than double the number of shots on goal. Malcolm Subban was the literal knight in shining armor for Vegas with 37 saves before being ushered off of the ice. After extending too far on a wide shot from Jaden Schwartz in the 3rd period, Subban was replaced by Vegas’ 2nd backup goalie Oscar Dansk. Now that both Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban are on the IR it will be interesting to see how the strong goal-tending reliant, Golden Knights continue on.
As long as the Blues continue to grind, pick up loose pucks and drive hard to the net they should have a decent season ahead of them.
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Blues Ticket Giveaways: During every Thursday and Friday Blues game
Hometeam Specials: $3.75 Domestic 22oz drafts and wells during the game
10% off: When wearing Blues gear (regular priced items)
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