Saad hails Blues adaptability

22 October 2021 20:12:11 GMTPlus11
Brandon Saad in action for the Blackhawks

Forward Brandon Saad feels the St. Louis Blues are proving that they can win in many different ways, having begun the new NHL season in fine style.

The most recent 3-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday saw St. Louis go 3-0-0 for the first time since 2017/18, with the Blues 25/1 to win the Stanley Cup.

It shows a lot of character to be able to win in different ways.

Brandon Saad

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Saad, who signed a five-year, $22.5million contract with the Blues in July, scored his first for the team against the Golden Knights to tie the game 1-1.

The 28-year-old spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche scoring 24 points (15 goals, nine assists) in 44 regular season games, helping the Avalanche win the Presidents' Trophy.

Prior to that, Saad had spent seven seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, split by two with the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the Blackhawks, the competitive winger won the Stanley Cup twice in 2012/13 and 2014/15.

Blues starting well

St. Louis finished fourth in the West Division last season (27-20-9) making the play-offs for a third consecutive season - back in 2018/19 they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history.

Saad said after the Vegas victory, in which netminder Jordan Binnington made 42 saves: "It shows a lot of character to be able to win in different ways.

"Regardless of what kind of game we're in, we seem like we're in it, we can win. I think that shows a lot from our team."

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