Vladimir Tarasenko’s fourth goal of the season looked like it may hold up as the only scored in Tuesday night’s matchup between the Blues and Canucks. However, a late third period goal and another in overtime gave the home team a 2-1 win in Vancouver. The Blues were looking to go 4-0 to start the regular season for just the second time in franchise history.
“It’s tough at the end to give one up like that,” Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “We just didn’t execute at the end of the third like we had to. We got a point out of it. So far it’s a point in every game.”
Despite the loss, the Blues picked up a point for the overtime loss. It’s just the second time the Blues have had a point in four games to start a season.
Vancouver center Bo Horvat scored to tie it on a rebound with just 2:55 left in the third period, and captain Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime. Jake Allen made 24 saves in the loss. Tarasenko is tied for the early lead with goals scored in the NHL.
The Blues continue their northwest road trip with a game in Edmonton on Thursday.