National Hockey League
St. Louis 2, Seattle 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 13, 2022
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Chris Rooney, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Devin Berg
Attendance: 17017

Pavel Buchnevich scored the decisive goal in the third period as the St. Louis Blues rallied past the Seattle Kraken 2-1 Thursday to extend their home point streak to 13 games.

Robert Thomas also scored and Ville Husso made 31 saves for the Blues, who are 12-0-1 in their past 13 home games.

Alex Wennberg scored for the Kraken, who are 0-7-1 in their past eight games.

Kraken goaltender Chris Driedger made 25 saves.

The Blues prevailed despite playing without key forwards Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron and Brayden Schenn along with defensemen Colton Parayko and Scott Perunovich due to COVID-19 protocol.

The Kraken outshot the Blues 15-8 in the first period while taking a 1-0 lead.

Ryan Donato created the scoring opportunity by coming out from behind the net with a backhand power move. Husso stopped the jam shot, but the rebound kicked out to Wennberg, who converted at the 15-minute mark.

The Kraken killed off three penalties in the second period while maintaining their 1-0 lead.

Seattle forward Joonas Donskoi had a short-handed breakaway midway through the second period, but Husso denied him with a left skate save. With 1:15 left in the period, Jordan Eberle got a point-blank shot in the slot, but again Husso made the save.

The Blues tied the game 89 seconds into the third period. Brandon Saad drove to the right post, then slipped a cross-cease pass to Thomas for his weak-side goal.

Buchnevich put the Blues up 2-1 with a power-play goal at the 5:30 mark. Jordan Kyrou hammered a one-time shot from the left circle, and Ivan Barbashev slid the rebound back to Buchnevich in the slot for the goal.

The Kraken went on a power play with 2:15 left in the game, creating the opportunity to pull Driedger for a six-on-four opportunity, but the Blues survived a late goalmouth scramble.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seattle   St. Louis
Alex Wennberg 1 Points Pavel Buchnevich 1
Alex Wennberg 1 Goals Pavel Buchnevich 1
Ryan Donato 1 Assists Ivan Barbashev 1
N/A Power Play Goals Pavel Buchnevich 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chris Driedger .926 Save Percentage Ville Husso .969
Chris Driedger 25 Saves Ville Husso 31
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Seattle 32 1 0-3 4-5 10 21
St. Louis 27 2 1-5 3-3 6 26
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Blues have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Kraken have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .280 after a loss.