Oskar Sundqvist only had two shots on net Friday, but he made the most of them.
The Blues lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-0 and host Game 3 on Sunday.
“I was actually trying to go low blocker on the first one. I think it went under his arm,” Sundqvist said of Winnipeg netminder Connor Hellebuyck.
“The second one, I actually wanted five-hole and he kept standing up so it’s nice to see that one go in, too.”
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Pat Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly, with the game-winner, also scored for St. Louis.
Rookie netminder Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the visitors.
“It’s a hard barn to play in, but to take two is a really good sign for this team. But that doesn’t mean nothing, we’ve got to focus on Game 3 right now,” said Maroon.
Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and one assist for Winnipeg. Patrik Laine also scored and Dustin Byfuglien contributed a pair of assists.
Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots and wasn’t showing any discouragement.
“They haven’t won,” Hellebuyck said. “We’ve got a lot of heart in here and we’re going to fight. Every inch. Every battle.”
“I think lots of times you practise that [kind] of shooting through something,” O’Reilly said. “It’s obviously a great pass by [Jay Bouwmeester], kind of put me in there in a good spot and I’m just trying to get through on to the net.
“It was obviously a big play that was nice to have.”
St. Louis quieted down the crowd by responding with goals by Maroon and Sundqvist by the 9:50 mark, but Scheifele stepped up with a power-play goal to tie it 3-3 with 1:05 left in the second.
“Both teams have played pretty well,” Jets defenceman Tyler Myers said. “It just hasn’t gone our way. We’ve got to outwork them in Game 3.”
Published at Sat, 13 Apr 2019 04:41:06 +0000