I don't have the stats in front of me, but they were basically tossup series with strong goaltending by all goalies involved. All props to Bishop and his performance in Game 7. But Binnington is, after all, the guy who advanced. Both times.
Yes, I thought it was strictly after a couple of bad power plays.
Appreciate (I think) the update.
I don't know if that makes me feel better or worse.
Are you kidding? Fans. . . . .
I know I'm not the first one to use the term, but that's why I'll occasionally refer to the "hockey gods." I mean, Zach Sanford scored a goal on his knees when the puck bounced off his neck. David Perron scored the game-winner in Game 6 against Dallas on a play in which not only did he not see the puck go into the net, he never saw the Oskar Sundqvist pass that he sent into the net..
Let's face it, neither team behaved like angels. But the Stars did seem to be more undisciplined than the Blues when it came to tripping and high-sticking. It seemed like Thomas took the wrong end of a high-stick almost every game. He had a cut on his nose after Game 7 from a high-stick that went uncalled.
Interesting. I'll try to remember that next time I run into Mr. Plager.
I wouldn't say he was a ghost. He did have five assists in seven games. But overall, he certainly wasn't the offensive threat that we're used to seeing. He has played more minutes than any other Blues forward. He's the only Blues player to appear in every game this season. Tuesday marked his 95th regular-season and playoff game of the season. And he's rarely appeared in the playoffs and had never made it into the second round until now. I could be wrong, but he looks a little gassed to me. Maybe there's more to it. A lot of times, we don't learn about injuries until the season is over. And I have no idea if he's hurt.
I think it might have been Bouwmeester, when he simply rode the Dallas player out of the zone. Is that the play you're talking about? I think that's allowed.
Yeah, maybe we don't go into overtime. And if that's the case, I think the spotlight shifts more to Binnington's play even though Bishop did face a lot of shots. Binnington was awfully good last night.
Nice. I hear Vitale gets a little amped up at times in the booth.
A part of me wants to say that St. Louis fans always think this is the case, regardless of the sport or regardless of the announcers. I've had several people tell me over the course of this series that they thought this was the case. Was it really that bad?
The Blues were 2-0 at Pepsi Center this year, so I guess that tells us it's not an issue.
OK, that's not the play I was thinking of.
OK, closing in on 4 hours here on the chat. If you have any more questions, speak now.
OK, I found the clip and saw the play. It looks like Schwartz initiated contact but before the rebound came out. So I don't know. It still looks like Schwartz was just riding him out of the play. I think you see that fairly often. Maybe I'm wrong here. Anyway thanks for playing. Here comes Round 3.