The Blues had trouble solving Matt Murray in Sunday’s matchup with the defending Stanley cup champions. Brodziak scores in the first period, but once again the Blues give up a goal right after scoring to gain a lead.
The Penguins came into St. Louis and weathered the storm early as it looked like the Blues would continue the momentum from the last couple of games.
The line of Schwartz, Schenn, and Berglund seemed to struggled against the undersized Pittsburgh team. It doesn’t help that the power play was 0 for 2 and seemed to struggle against a very good Pittsburgh penalty kill.
Once again Allen struggles after a good game in Winnipeg but the Blues just can’t seem to score when Jake Allen is in net.
The Blues seem to lack in the secondary scoring as we have seen throughout the year, and coming next week we will have an article on the potential trade partners for the Blues.
Could it be time to give Klim Kostin or Sammy Blais a chance in the NHL again? Kostin has had his struggles in his first year pro with 17 points in 41 games, but maybe an NHL stint might boost his game. Sammy Blais has had another good year in the AHL with 27 points in 26 games for the San Antonio Rampage.
I may not agree with the lineup for the game against Pittsburgh as Tage Thompson was again a scratch. He may be beat up a bit as Darren Pang mentioned in the game against Winnipeg and Chris Thorburn is not providing the energy they thought he could when he was brought in to replace Ryan Reaves.
The Blues tough schedule continues as they play Nashville on Tuesday who have been rolling as of late leads the central division, but the Blues are going to struggle to win games unless they get the power play working.