The St. Louis Blues claimed that it would be “business as usual” on Tuesday as they faced David Backes and the Boston Bruins. So far, they’re not up to their best practices.
St. Louis started the game about as flat as you could get. Boston charged out to a 3-0 lead through the first period, holding the Blues to a mere two shots on goal. Yikes.
Fair or not, that slow start prompted the Blues to replace Jake Allen. Here’s the last goal he allowed:
Perhaps this will serve as a wake-up call for the Blues, as they’ve been playing better so far in the middle frame, including getting a goal from Colton Parayko.