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Video: Bouwmeester’s first goal with Blues a big one

Apr 17, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

The St. Louis Blues had a lot of trouble getting past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider last night, but Jay Bouwmeester managed to get the better of him with just 9:10 remaining in regulation time:

That goal forced the game to overtime and led to St. Louis’ 2-1 shootout victory. Those were two critical points for the Blues in their battle for a playoff spot and that probably has extra meaning for Bouwmeester. The 29-year-old blueliner has played in 758 career games, but has never been to the playoffs.

This was also Blues coach Ken Hitchcock’s 600th career win, although he tried to downplay the milestone.

  1. nobandwagoners - Apr 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    That was a hard-fought game by both teams, very much a playoff atmosphere with a bit of nastiness thrown in. If that was, indeed, a preview of a first round match-up, fans will see some entertaining hockey. And whichever team emerges will be battered for sure.

    That Blues’ team has a number of big, strong forwards. With some good goal-tending – I see them as a potential dark horse.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      I see them as a one and done … if they even make it to the dance.

  2. nananatman - Apr 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    If he scores five more goals he will nearly match his point production for his entire tenure in Calgary.

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