Justin Faulk scored at 2:50 of overtime for his 2nd goal of the game to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the home Seattle Kraken late Wednesday night.
Faulk’s first goal of the contest came not long after his teammate Brayden Schenn notched his first goal of the season. It capped 2 goals in just 17 seconds for the Blues, turning a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 lead a couple of minutes past halfway of the opening period.
Jordan Kyrou originally opened the scoring for St. Louis, getting one past Kraken netminder Martin Jones. Kyrou’s goal came at 7:16 of the first period, and the Blues would hold that lead until Will Borgen’s first goal of the season at 10:51.
The 2nd period, unfortunately, saw Seattle tie things at 3. They got goals by Ryan Donato, who would, later on, have his own 2-goal night, and Adam Larsson, who was the only player in the scoring log with 1 goal on the year already.
The score remained at 3-3 for the entirety of the 3rd period thanks to the stellar goaltending clinics by Martin Jones of the Kraken and Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, who made a couple of sprawling saves early on to keep the Kraken in check. Vladimir Tarasenko also had a good game for St. Louis, assisting on 3 of the 4 goals scored, including Faulk’s OT winner.
Though there were several good performances, Faulk was the big reason for the win. On top of his two goals, he was a plus-2 for the game and is now a plus-3 for the season. He’s on his way toward that career high of plus-41 from last year.
The Blues take their 2-0-0 record to Canada to finish off a 3-game road trip. First is a Saturday afternoon faceoff with the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place with puck drop scheduled for 4 PM ET/3 PM CT.
After that, St. Louis faces Central Division rival Winnipeg at the Canada Life Center. Gametime will be at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT. The Blues then return home, Wednesday October 26, to again face the Oilers at Enterprise Center with another 8 PM/7 PM CT start time scheduled. The Oilers currently sit at 1-2-0 while the Jets’ record stands at 2-1-0.