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Blues 2021-22 Report Cards: Pavel Buchnevich

The St. Louis Blues’ 2021-22 season represented a major transition for the franchise. No longer a stout defensive team built from the blue line out, they finished second in the NHL in goals scored, with nine forwards recording 20-plus goals. Though the season came to an end in a six-game defeat by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, there are plenty of highs and lows to reflect on. In this series, we’ll evaluate each player who played 10 or more games with the team (as well as the head coach and general manager), grading their individual performance and looking at their future with the team.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Sends pair of helpers

Buchnevich notched two assists, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 5. Buchnevich helped out on both of Robert Thomas' tallies in the contest. With a goal and six helpers in his last four games, Buchnevich has been one of the Blues' most effective forwards in the second round. Overall, he's up to 11 points, 21 shots, 20 hits and a minus-3 rating through 11 playoff outings.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Two points in Monday's loss

Buchnevich scored a power-play goal on two shots, added an assist, logged two hits and notched two PIM in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Game 4. Buchnevich set up David Perron on the opening tally before adding a goal of his own in the last minute of the second period. Through four games against the Avalanche, Buchnevich has a goal and four assists. The 27-year-old winger is up to nine points, 19 shots, 19 hits, six PIM and a minus-3 rating through 10 postseason contests.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Adds assist in loss

Buchnevich picked up an assist, two shots on goal, two hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3. Buchnevich helped out on Ryan O'Reilly's second-period tally. While he's still looking for a goal in the playoffs, Buchnevich has contributed seven helpers, 17 shots on net, 17 hits and four PIM through nine outings. The winger is likely to remain in a top-six role going forward.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Dishes pair of helpers Thursday

Buchnevich recorded two assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 2. Buchnevich's assists came on second-period tallies by Jordan Kyrou and David Perron, with the latter's goal coming on the power play. While he's still in search of his first playoff goal, Buchnevich has amassed six assists in eight games. The 27-year-old winger has added 15 shots on net, 15 hits and an even plus-minus rating. As part of the Blues' lineup shuffle, he moved up to a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Perron to great effect in this contest.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Provides two assists in win

Buchnevich notched a pair of assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Wild in Game 5. Buchnevich set up the first and third goals of Vladimir Tarasenko's third-period hat trick. With the pair of helpers, Buchnevich doubled his playoff point total. He has four assists, 10 shots on net, 11 hits and a minus-1 rating through five contests.
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Wild’s Jared Spurgeon Fined For Cross-Checking Blues’ Pavel Buchnevich

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Frustrations were high for Minnesota Wild players during Monday night’s 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon is going to pay for letting his temper get the best of him. Spurgeon cross-checked the Blues’ Pavel Buchnevich, prompting a $5,000 fine from the NHL. The broadcast showed Spurgeon hitting Buchnevich in the back of his leg with his stick while both were kneeling on the ice and Buchnevich’s back was turned. Spurgeon was penalized for the hit. In his postgame press conference, head coach Dean Evason addressed his team’s penalties, though he didn’t mention Spurgeon specifically. “We’ve gotta play between the whistles and forget about the crap,” he said. “We don’t need to do that … They’re penalties that are avoidable.” The Blues scored two power play goals during Monday night’s game. The Wild were 0-for-6 on the power play. Spurgeon was fined the maximum allowable amount, per the NHL. The Wild now trail the Blues 1-0 in their first round playoff series. Game 2 is Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Contributes assist in loss

Buchnevich notched an assist, four shots on goal and three hits in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche. Buchnevich set up the second of Ryan O'Reilly's two third-period goals as the Blues pushed for a comeback. Through 15 games in April, Buchnevich has 25 points (nine goals, 16 helpers), and he's only been held off the scoresheet once. The 27-year-old winger is up to 76 points, 199 shots on net, a plus-33 rating and 56 hits through 72 outings.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Back to it with two points

Buchnevich scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Ducks. Buchnevich saw his 12-game point streak snapped Saturday versus the Coyotes, but he bounced back quickly Sunday. Both of his points came in the third period as the Blues solidified their lead. The 27-year-old winger has eight multi-point games in April, and he's up to 30 goals, 75 points, 195 shots on net and a plus-33 rating through 71 outings this season.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Riding 12-game point streak

Buchnevich scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Sharks. Buchnevich has yet to be held off the scoresheet in April, racking up eight goals and 14 helpers during his 12-game streak. Seven of those outings have been of the multi-point variety. The winger is up to 29 tallies, 73 points, 193 shots on net and a plus-31 rating through 69 contests in a fantastic year as part of the Blues' deep offense.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Goal and assist to extend streak

Buchnevich recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins. Buchnevich opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period before adding an assist on a Robert Thomas goal in the second. The 27-year-old winger extended his point streak to 11 games, recording seven goals and 13 assists over that span. Buchnevich has now surpassed 70 points for the first time in his career, totaling 28 goals and 43 assists on the season.
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Nine-game, 17-point streak

Buchnevich scored a goal and added two assists in a 6-5 overtime win over Minnesota on Saturday. Buchnevich's wrist shot from the right circle made it 5-3 at 9:05 of the third period with the teams skating 4-on-4. His third point came in overtime, when he went behind the net on a wraparound and passed the puck back out in front to Brayden Schenn, who wired a shot from the high slot. Buchnevich's point streak now stands at nine games and 17 points (six goals, 11 assists).
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Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Three points in victory

Buchnevich scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 6-2 win over Buffalo. Buchnevich extended St. Louis' lead to 5-2 with his third-period tally and assisted on a pair of Vladimir Tarasenko goals. In eight games since the start of April, the 26-year-old winger has registered five goals and 14 points. Buchnevich has been a difference-maker offensively in his first season with St. Louis, setting new career highs in both goals and assists.
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