The Blues rookies and goaltender Jeremy Link put on a show to top the Steinbach Pistons 4-2.
Tonight was the Blues’ last game before going into the holiday break.
Tonight’s score and shot-count were a testament to the Blues’ talented tendy Jeremy Link. Steinbach out-shot the Blues 50-25, giving Link a 0.960 save percentage.
Homegrown rookie Ty Naaykens kicked us off, opening the scoring just five minutes into the game. His goal was assisted by fellow rookie Jayson Szun.
The Pistons would answer back with just 12.7 seconds left in the first, tying it 1-1.
The Blues took advantage of the power play in the second. Rookie Coby Stauss fired away on the rebound to put the Blues up 2-1. Szun picked up another apple on the play, and captain Kelton Sutherland also contributed to the effort.
Then in the third, Stauss had another scoring chance on the power play. He picked up a beautiful feed from Sutherland and fired it past Steinbach’s netminder, making it 3-1. Naaykens also picked up an assist on the goal.
Things started to get a little feisty halfway through the third. Both teams started throwing punches, eventually landing five Pistons and three Blues in the box. However, the Blues were unable to capitalize on the advantage.
The Pistons found the back of the net one more time before the end of the game, but the Blues’ Nathan Adrian quickly answered back with an empty-netter, sealing the deal for the Blues.