St. Louis 4, Colorado 1

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 18-3-2-1 11-1-2-0 7-2-0-1 W5
Colorado 17-6-0-0 9-4-0-0 8-2-0-0 L1

Recap


Blues 4, Avalanche 1: Alex Steen became the NHL's second 20-goal scorer this season and captain David Backes recorded a tally and an assist as visiting St. Louis extended its winning streak to five games.

Jaden Schwartz scored a short-handed goal, Chris Stewart added an empty-netter and Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves for the Blues, who improved to 10-1-1 in their last 12 contests. St. Louis raised its road record to 7-2-1 with its third straight win away from home.

Patrick Bordeleau scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots for Colorado, which had its three-game winning streak halted. The Avalanche have scored just one goal four times over their last seven contests.

The Blues got on the board just 2:46 into the game as Backes redirected a backhand pass from T.J. Oshie past Varlamov from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle. Steen doubled the lead less than four minutes later, converting a feed from below the right circle by Backes during a power play.

Bordeleau halved the deficit 2:14 afterward, when he banged in a rebound while standing in the crease. Schwartz restored St. Louis' two-goal advantage when he picked up a loose puck in his own zone and raced down the left wing before beating Varlamov high to the glove side from the top of the slot with 1:48 left in the opening period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Avalanche C Paul Stastny was scratched due to back spasms while C Matt Duchene returned to the lineup following a three-game absence due to an oblique strain. ... Steen pulled even with Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals. ... Blues C Derek Roy notched a pair of assists, giving him a goal and five points in two meetings with Colorado this season.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Colorado
David Backes 2 Points Patrick Bordeleau 1
David Backes 1 Goals Patrick Bordeleau 1
Derek Roy 2 Assists Jan Hejda 1
Alexander Steen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Jaden Schwartz 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .962 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .912
Jaroslav Halak 25 Saves Semyon Varlamov 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 35 4 1-1 4-4 10 24
Colorado 26 1 0-4 0-1 4 26

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Blues have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .833 after a loss.