As bad as it was in Game 3, I learned a while back never to doubt this team. And their track record throughout these playoffs tells us it's foolish too write them off. They've proven time and time again, they can rebound from a bad outing.
Interesting. Thanks for that.
He does seem to get worked up at times, eh? Obviously, he hasn't been productive offensively so far in this series, but he still has 6 goals in these playoffs. Only Schwartz and Tarasenko have more among the Blues.
Not sure what you're talking about here.
Well, Boston's pretty good _ from the goalie out.
It's a nice luxury to have 7 quality defensemen at your disposal. I have no problem with Bortuzzo in for Edmundson. Gunnarsson is playing well. Dunn's back. So somebody had to sit.
Well, I know the Lombardi Trophy from Super Bowl XXXIV no longer is in St. Louis Do you think Kroenke would hand it over for a photo shoot?
You know, I've tried to reach out to him twice since he was fired and he declined to talk each time. I haven't reached out to him in a while. It's not for me to speculate on how he feels. I'm sure he's happy to be working in the league again (Philly).
I'm a bad picker. And I have no idea on Game 6. Or Game 5.
Yeah, all signs point to him sitting on Thursday. Even as crazy as hockey players are, it's hard to imagine him playing so soon after such an injury.
Boston has 23 power play goals scored, 1 shorthanded goal allowed. For a net of 22. This is for the entire postseason.
Nothing I can verify. But all signs pointing that way.
You know, the capacity has been dropped to 18,400 at Enterprise due to changes made in some seating areas. So I believe every game has been a sellout.
Strangely, the Blues did not work on the power play in practice today.
The docket is clean. Have time to take a few more questions if there's something you'd like to ask.
I think you've correctly answered the question!
Team doctors are on hand in the playoffs. So I'm sure it was a team doctor for the Bruins that made the call in Game 4.
I've mentioned this a couple of times in past chats. After 2 playoff rounds I was contacted by a writer from Toronto about including Pietrangelo in a story on Conn Smythe candidates after two rounds. So that's how highly Petro's play was thought of after the Winnipeg and Dallas series. Of course, he had the dip for much of the San Jose series but played well at the end of that series. (I also noticed he had some sort off finger issue in that series.) I think everyone noticed how well he played in Game 4 against Boston. Which gets me thinking, if the Blues win the Cup, who's their top Conn Smythe candidate. Binnington? Pietrangelo? Tarasenko? Schwartz? Tough call at this point.
I get the sense Blues Nation no longer holds Backes in such high regard. Am I wrong?
Fascinating question. There's no doubt playing on a strong defensive team, and a strong overall team helps a goalie. And helps his numbers. Even with the five goals allowed in Game 3, Binnington still has good playoff numbers (2.52 GAA/..909 Sv%). And if the Blues end up winning this series, he will have beaten an all-star goalie in four consecutive series, two of which have been Vezina finalists (Hellebuyck, Bishop) and a Vezina winner (Rask). That's pretty good company. I don't know if winning a Cup makes you a superstar, but it certainly would make Binnington a star. Don't you think?