Great game all around. Perron should back checked harder on that Ryan goal but oh well.
I'm not convinced it was Perron's guy to take...especially since he ended up as the strong-side defensive wing during the play. It's not his job to cover what was essentially a weak-side attack.
You can make an argument that Pietrangelo shouldn't have left the front of the net to chase a guy behind it (who had complete control of the puck and was facing the net) without support. You can make a case that Colaiacovo was slow rotating back to the front of the net once he disengaged along the boards. You can make a case that Stewart blew his coverage since he ended up the weak-side winger and Ryan skated right by him uncontested into the slot.
Personally, I think it's a combination of all three, but if I had to rank them from worst offense to least it would be Pietrangelo>Stewart>Colaiacovo IMO.
Blues now 8th in league-wide percentage. Vancouver is tied but the Blues own head to head (4pts-0pts).
New Norris is stacked. That anyone thinks either Eastern conference is tougher than the new Norris is pure east coast bias, because right now it isn't really debatable. As if the Rangers or Panthers have been some kind of perennial powerhouse but they discount the Wild and Blues.
1. MIN .696
2. PHI .685
3. NYR .680
4. CHI .655
5. DET .648 [beat Bos H2H]
6. BOS .648
7. FLA .643
8. STL .625
9. VAN .625
10. PIT .621