Late last night in the Blues, Kings game 1 playoff match, Sergeant Alex Steen did sneak deep behind enemy lines and picked the pocket of General Jonathan Quick to score one of the all time great, improbable playoff overtime goals in St. Louis Blues History.
Moments before the infamous heist the Blues were called for a 4 minute high sticking penalty and the sold out crowd was in need of a box of Prozac’s to collectively munch on whilst the Blues paid off the penalty.
Certainly the farthest thought from anyone’s mind was: ” Well it’s really not that bad”…maybe we will score a short-handed, empty net, round 1, overtime goal, by Alex Steen with an assist going to Jonathan Quick”
Amazingly, that is just what happened…and it could not have happened at a better time. The Blues have struggled mightily in their battles against the Kings in last year’s playoffs and this year’s regular season.
The proverbial “monkey on the back” needed to be removed as “quick” as possible…and most appropriately – Jonathan Quick provided that shove.
As the Blues triumphantly march back to Home Base for game two they will more than likely need to convert back to the more conventional ways of winning hockey games…like great goal-tending, strong defense and a team desire to win along with, of course, a short-handed, empty net, round 1, overtime goal, by Alex Steen with an assist going to Jonathan Quick”
Stranger things have happened.