Balanced Offensive Attack Leads 5th-seeded ’99-’00 Blues Over 4th-seeded ’00-’01 Blues in Five Games

The reigning Blues representativs are off to a good start as they defeat the '00-'01 Blues in five games. (via geocities.ws)

The reigning Blues representatives are off to a good start as they defeat the ’00-’01 Blues in five games. (via geocities.ws)

It seemed like every game a different player stepped up for the reigning representatives, the 5th-seeded ’99-’00 Blues. They took the opening game by a score of 4-2 with Pavol Demitra tallying two goals and an assist to lead them to the win. Then, in Game 2, it was goaltender Roman Turek who was the best player on the ice for the ’99-’00 Blues. He stopped 31 of 32 shots against to lead the reigning reps to a 3-1 win while Marty Reasoner led them offensively with a PP goal and an assist. It was Pierre Turgeon‘s turn to lead the ’99-’00 Blues in Game 3 as he posted two goals an an assist, but Demitra and defensemen Chris Pronger and Al MacInnis all posted three points in the game as well. However, the 4th-seeded ’00-’01 Blues did have some pretty good performances in this game as Scott Young netted a hat trick while THEIR Pronger and Turgeon both notched two assists.The ’00-’01 Blues then took Game 4, their only win in the series, by a score of 6-1. Turgeon and Young both totaled four points with Turgeon tallying two goals and two assists while Young registered a goal and three assists. In Game 5, the ’00-’01 Blues tied the game at three thanks to a goal from Keith Tkachuk. However, Turgeon scored for the reigning reps with less than three minutes remaining before Demitra netted an empty-netter to seal the game and the series for the ’99-’00 Blues.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Blues 0 2 2 4
’00-’01 Blues 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 STL – 4   ’00-’01 STL – 2   (1-0   ’99-’00 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Pavol Demitra (’99-’00 STL) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: D – Chris Pronger (’99-’00 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: G – Roman Turek (’99-’00 STL) – W   2.00 GAA   .943 SV% (33 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Blues 2 0 1 3
’00-’01 Blues 1 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 STL – 3   ’00-’01 STL – 1   (2-0   ’99-’00 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Roman Turek (’99-’00 STL) – W   1.00 GAA   .969 SV% (31 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Roman Turek (’00-’01 STL) – L   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Marty Reasoner (’99-’00 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Blues 0 2 1 3
’99-’00 Blues 1 3 2 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 STL – 6   ’00-’01 STL – 3   (3-0   ’99-’00 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Pierre Turgeon (’99-’00 STL) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   9 S

2nd Star: RW – Scott Young (’00-’01 STL) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   Even   8 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’99-’00 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   9 S   2 PIM

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Blues 3 3 0 6
’99-’00 Blues 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’00-’01 STL – 6   ’99-’00 STL – 1   (3-1   ’99-’00 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Pierre Turgeon (’00-’01 STL) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +4   5 S

2nd Star: RW – Scott Young (’00-’01 STL) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +4   10 S

3rd Star: G – Roman Turek (’00-’01 STL) – W   1.00 GAA   .978 SV% (45 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Blues 1 2 2 5
’00-’01 Blues 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’99-’00 STL – 5   ’00-’01 STL – 3   (4-1   ’99-’00 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Chris Pronger (’99-’00 STL) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   7 S

2nd Star: LW – Pavol Demitra (’99-’00 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   5 S

3rd Star: C – Pierre Turgeon (’99-’00 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   4 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’69-’70 Blues and the ’94-’95 Blues!

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