The Blues captain recorded an assist and four blocked shots in 24:40 of ice-time yet he coughed up the puck on a second-period Logan Couture shorthanded goal and two minutes later was caught out of position on Couture’s second of the game.
At one point Pietrangelo broke his stick out of frustration and was visibly livid with himself on the bench.
While Pietrangelo is known for being a disciplined player – he rarely loses his cool and always gets at least a few Lady Byng votes – Don Cherry loved what he saw from the 29-year-old King City, Ont., native in Game 2.
“Get me a guy that gets mad,” Cherry said during Coach’s Corner on Tuesday. “Get me a guy after he makes a mistake he’s mad. He’s a guy that cares about it. He’s on the bench he’s smashing and banging. I love guys like that. A little passion.”
Pietrangelo will have the chance to redeem himself Thursday for Game 3 when the series shifts to St. Louis.
“That’s the kinda guy I want on my club,” Cherry added. “Don’t give me the guy that’s not too high or too low. Give me a guy like Pietrangelo.”