St. Louis had a seven-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-0 win over Chicago.
St. Louis got the win on the strength of a great game by Ezekiel Estrada, who had one goal and two assists. Estrada scored 10:40 into the first period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis. Eduard Rumyantsev assisted on the tally.
St. Louis forced Chicago\’s goalies to work between the pipes, totaling 49 shots and forcing 40 saves. Alec Paloumpis made 29 stops and Ryall Purdy made 11. St. Louis\’ defense was surprisingly good. St. Louis gives up 2.7 goals on average per game. St. Louis surpassed its usual scoring output this season. St. Louis averages 5.9 goals per game.
St. Louis also got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Sam Maddox, who also had one goal and one assist, and Rumyantsev, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. St. Louis also had goals scored by Daniel Dunaway, who had two and CJ Nitchen, Teddy Cardinale, and Kyler Chartier, who scored one goal each. More assists for St. Louis came via Brian Schumacher, Sean Griffin, Ryker Barber, and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one and Chris Brown, Alex Werdmuller, and Joe Nolan, who contributed two each.
Chicago stifled St. Louis\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
St. Louis\’ Jacob Weatherly stopped 17 shots out of the 17 that he faced. St. Louis totaled 29 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 0-for-4 on the power play. Chicago incurred 40 minutes in penalty time with five minors.