Colorado 3, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 19-10-0-4 13-3-0-1 6-7-0-3 L1
Colorado 17-17-1-0 11-9-0-0 6-8-1-0 W3

Recap

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche won their record seventh straight game at home by posting a 3-2 triumph over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

With his third consecutive win, Giguere improved to 7-4-0 on the season. His best save came late in the game when he gloved Alex Steen's slap shot on a 3-on-2 break.

The Avalanche seized a 3-2 lead with 5:53 remaining in the second period after Jay McClement was credited with a controversial goal after a pile-up in front. McClement's backhand was denied by defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, but the puck was ruled to have slid over the line.

After Colorado built a 2-0 lead on goals from Paul Stastny and Cody McLeod, the Blues responded with a pair of tallies in the middle session.

Captain David Backes scored at 3:01 with his 11th goal of the season. On a 2-on-1, he stopped short and fired a snapshot over Giguere’s glove. Just over six minutes later, Chris Stewart chipped the puck over the sprawling netminder for his fifth goal on the campaign.

The Blues’ 30th-ranked power play failed to create a lot of opportunities. St. Louis was 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Colorado
David Backes 1 Points Jay McClement 1
David Backes 1 Goals Jay McClement 1
Patrik Berglund 1 Assists Stefan Elliott 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .864 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .949
Brian Elliott 19 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 37

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 39 2 0-4 3-3 8 31
Colorado 22 3 0-3 4-4 10 33

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Blues have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .643 after a loss.
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