All St. Louis Blues Olympic players have taken part in a game now, and the results have been mostly good across the board. Outside of Jaroslav Halak getting the hook when Slovakia took on the United States, the boys that typically represent the Blues are playing quite well in Sochi.
Here’s an update on all of St. Louis’ representatives and their stat lines through day two of Winter Olympics action.
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David Backes – USA – 1 GP, 1 G, plus-one
Kevin Shattenkirk – USA – 1 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-one
T.J. Oshie – USA – 1 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-two
Patrik Berglund -Sweden – 1 GP, 1 G
Alexander Steen – Sweden – 1 GP, 1 A
Vladimir Tarasenko – Russia – 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A
Alex Pietrangelo – Canada – 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A
Jay Bouwmeester – Canada – 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A
Jaroslav Halak – Slovakia – 1 GP, 0 W, 1 L, .800 SV%, 8.96 GAA
Not a bad showing for most of the Blues. The defensive pairing of Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester performed well enough for Canada. Everyone was losing their minds because the Canadians didn’t run up the score on Norway, but getting lost in the shuffle is the fact that Canada was defensively suffocating and made it through a majority of the second period without yielding a shot.
That’s not as flashy as America’s six-goal outburst in the second period of their game against Slovakia, but the result was the same: a regulation win en route to a 1-0 record. For a more in-depth evaluation of how the Blues players have done, have a look at our grades through one contest for each guy.