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Preview: Game 2 vs. Dallas

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski


When: Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. CT
Watch: NBC, NBC Sports App
Listen: Y98 FM, NHL App
Tickets: Enterprise Center Box Office or online at

Blues lead best-of-seven series, 1-0

Robby Fabbri scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals Thursday to help propel the Blues to a 3-2 victory in a tight Game 1 against the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

Jordan Binnington had to make 16 saves in the third period to protect the lead.

"I'm happy with the outcome (of Game 1)," Binnington said after Thursday's win. "I think both teams were feeling each other out in the first couple periods, and the third period was pretty tight and they were coming hard. We have to regroup and focus on Game 2 for now."

The Blues held a team meeting Friday at Enterprise Center before a heavily-populated optional practice to prepare for Game 2, which begins Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at Enterprise Center (NBC, NBC Sports App, Y98 FM).

"It's tight out there," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said of Game 1. "It's tough hockey, physical hockey, there were some big hits. Again, they're a good team, they've got good size, really good players. It's going to be a tight series."

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Craig Berube
Reflecting on Game 1 and looking ahead to Game 2
"They're going to be better next game. We've got to be better."

Jamie Benn
On Game 1 result
"We stuck with it. I thought our third was not bad. We gave up that one early, but it's going to happen… They're a good team. Tarasenko made a great move and you've got to give credit to them."


Jordan Binnington became the first rookie goalie in Blues history to record five wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Binnington passed Jacques Caron (1972) and Curtis Joseph (1990), who previously held the franchise record with four playoff wins… Vladimir Tarasenko recorded his seventh-career multi-goal game with two goals against Ben Bishop in Game 1. Tarasenko ranks second in franchise history in multi-goal playoff games (1. Brett Hull, 13)... The Blues have scored 11 goals in the third period in the postseason, which shares first in the League with Columbus.

Video: Blues, Stars ready for Game 2

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