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Game Notes: Game 6 at Nashville

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues put on one of their best 2017 postseason performances in Game 5, forcing a return date to Music City. The Blues recorded 32 shots, 31 hits and 25 blocks in Game 5 while they held the Predators to just 22 shots - the fewest they've allowed this postseason. With the victory, the Blues improved to 3-1 in their last four potential elimination games, while Mike Yeo improved to 3-3 in such games in his coaching career. The Blues will look to bring the series back to Scottrade Center for a Game 7 on Tuesday. The Blues were 2-0 in Game 7s last season, beating Chicago in Round 1 and Dallas in Round 2.

What to Watch

Jaden Schwartz has been one of the Blues' top playoff performers, leading the team with eight points (four goals, four assists). Schwartz collected his third game-winner of the postseason in Game 5, joining Jake Guentzel of Pittsburgh for the overall lead. He also became just the fourth player in Blues history to record three game-winners in a single postseason (David Backes, Brett Hull (2x), Scott Young).

Quick Hits
  • Since all three stats were tracked (2005-06), Game 5 marked just the third time that the Blues have recorded at least 30 shots, 30 hits and 25 blocks in a single game (reg + postseason)
  • Dmitrij Jaskin scored his second career postseason goal in Game 5, while becoming the 11th player to record at least 8 shots on goal this postseason
  • Games 3, 4, and 5 have marked the first time the Blues have landed at least 30 hits in three straight games this season (reg + postseason)
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1993, Craig Janney had three assists to lead the Blues to a 4-3 playoff win over the Maple Leafs in St. Louis. Blues took a 2-1 lead in the Norris Division Final playoff series.

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