The frustrating start to the Blues’ season continued on Wednesday night in Montreal.
A turnover by defenseman Colton Parayko set up a goal by Brendan Gallagher with just 11 seconds left in the game that gave the Canadiens a 3-2 victory.
The loss dropped the Blues to 1-3-2 to start the season, and according to the St. Louis Blues history website, it’s only the second time in franchise history they have allowed all least three goals in all of the first six games of the season. The only other time that happened was in the 1978-79 season.
The Blues trailed 2-1 entering the third period but tied the game on a power-play goal by Brayden Schenn with 3:29 left in the period, set up by a pass from Alexander Steen.
Montreal scored the game’s first goal just 39 seconds into the game, before the Blues tied it on a power-play goal by Vince Dunn at 3:21 of the second period.
That tie lasted just more than four minutes before a power-play goal by the Canadiens put them back in front.
Looking ahead: The Blues’ three-game trip through Canada will continue with a game on Saturday night in Toronto.