Bedard scores 'Michigan' goal in Blackhawks loss to Blues
Connor Bedard scores an impressive 'Michigan'-style goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis rallies with 5 straight goals in the 3rd period to secure the win. Read more for a recap of the game.
Bedard's 'Michigan' Goal
Connor Bedard scored a remarkable goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in their game against the St. Louis Blues. In the first period, Bedard received the puck behind the net and executed a lacrosse-style shot over Blues goalie Jordan Binnington's shoulder to tie the game 1-1. This 'Michigan' move is a rare sight in the NHL and showcases Bedard's incredible skill.
Teammate Taylor Raddysh expressed his amazement at Bedard's goal, calling him a talented player capable of anything at any time. Even the Blues players were shocked by Bedard's display of skill, with forward Robert Thomas acknowledging the difficulty and impressive nature of the move.
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was in attendance and commented on Bedard's goal during the game, admitting that he himself could never pull off such a move. Bedard's goal was a standout moment in the game.
Blues' Comeback Victory
The St. Louis Blues staged an impressive comeback in the third period, scoring 5 consecutive goals to secure a 7-5 victory over the Blackhawks. Jordan Kyrou scored twice, while Robert Thomas and Justin Faulk each contributed a goal and an assist in the rally. The Blues displayed resilience and determination to claw their way back into the game.
Defenseman Justin Faulk highlighted the team's ability to find a way to win, acknowledging that being down by three goals was not a good feeling. The power play played a crucial role in the comeback, providing the team with momentum and a lifeline. The Blues' ability to stick with the game plan and keep the Blackhawks on their heels ultimately led to their victory.
The win was a testament to the Blues' ability to handle pressure and capitalize on opportunities. St. Louis showcased their strength and resilience in this comeback victory.
Blues' Dominant Third Period
The third period was a dominant one for the St. Louis Blues, who outshot the Blackhawks 22-2. Brandon Saad, Jake Neighbours, and Jordan Kyrou each scored in a span of 3 minutes and 13 seconds to tie the game. The Blues' special teams, particularly their power play, played a crucial role in their comeback.
Brandon Saad highlighted the importance of the power play in generating momentum for the team and credited it for their comeback. Jake Neighbours and Jordan Kyrou also made significant contributions to the scoring spree, with Kyrou's goal coming from a well-placed assist by Robert Thomas.
The Blues' ability to capitalize on their power play opportunities and generate quick goals allowed them to tie the game and ultimately secure the victory. Their dominance in the third period was a key factor in their comeback.