St. Louis Blues achieved an 8-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Saturday. The Blues played a great match in which many individuals stood out and managed to do great things. St. Louis coach Craig Berube is proud of his team for the effort they put into this match.
From the first minute, they were clear about what they wanted to achieve in this match! “I think we've been playing pretty solid hockey, and tonight we did a good job of scoring some goals and doing some things to score goals.
Special teams were really good. Our kill got a couple of [short-handed goals] out of it and scored a couple big power-play goals in the third period. But overall, I thought it was a good team effort. Getting to an early start and scoring early.
Our goaltender was really solid, too. ”-St. Louis coach Craig Berube said. Colorado coach Jared Bednar was visibly disappointed at the end of the match. He expected much more from his team. In some moments, they looked as if there was no chemistry within the team, and that can really worry Bednar.
“The third period was a joke. That was the worst period I've ever seen from our club. We're getting outplayed. Goaltender's getting outplayed by their goaltender. Forwards are getting outplayed by their forwards. 'D' are getting outplayed by their ‘D.’ Not for the whole game, but for big enough stretches.
That's why the score gets run up”. - Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.
Brayden Schenn scored a hat trick in this match and was the hero of his team. Schenn believes that his team has been rewarded for their efforts and work over the past few months.
The most important thing is that you have the desire and passion to win, and then many things will fall into place. "Our offense has really changed or started to come around since the last time we were here in this building (4-1 loss on Nov.
1). We had some meetings and [were] kind of shown League-wide trends of how to score and what really works and what we were doing that wasn't right. So ever since then, the buy-in has been there, and guys are getting rewarded for it.
It's not anything flashy. It's putting the puck in deep, grinding teams down, getting to the net, 'D' shooting pucks, and not passing up opportunities. It's not a recipe other teams don't know, it's just you have to have a commitment to do it, and when you do, other things open up for you, and like I said, guys get rewarded”.
- Schenn said. Source: NHL