Ryan Reaves had a busy night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He started the night off by fighting Deryk Engelland off of the opening draw and later tipped in a goal as the Blues secured a huge 2-1 victory.
Here's Reaves dropping the gloves with Engelland:
Nice fight. I've always thought fights off the opening draw are pretty silly, especially when it's between two teams with almost no recent history, but this one was pretty fun to watch. I may be a bit biased, but Reaves has the edge in this one.
As an encore, Reaves tipped in a shot from Maxim Lapierre to give the Blues a 1-0 lead in the second period.
Nice redirection by Reaves and a smart play by Lapierre. Reaves now has two goals on the year and Lapierre picked up his second point in as many games. Reaves' goal is just further proof that he's a talented skater with some nice hands who stretches well beyond the usual "enforcer" label.