St. Louis 2, Colorado 1

Saturday, March 8, 2014 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 43-14-3-3 23-5-2-1 20-9-1-2 W4
Colorado 41-18-2-3 21-9-2-1 20-9-0-2 L1

Recap


Blues 2, Avalanche 1: Ryan Miller made 26 saves - including several in the final minutes of the third period - to help visiting St. Louis skate to its fourth straight win.

Captain David Backes and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who improved to 17-0-1 against Central Division opponents and 3-0-0 versus the Avalanche this season.

PA Parenteau tallied and Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots for Colorado, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end. Center Paul Stastny suffered a back injury during his first shift of the game and did not return.

T.J. Oshie fed Backes for a tap-in on the doorstep at 7:03 of the second period to open the scoring. Berglund doubled the advantage by collecting the puck out of the air and firing a wrist shot past Varlamov 3:53 into the third.

Parenteau halved the deficit by firing a rebound around Miller at 8:57 after Matt Duchene created an opportunity from behind the net. Miller robbed Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog on a chance in the slot with six minutes remaining to preserve the lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blues can complete a sweep of the four-game season series when the clubs meet in St. Louis on April 5. … Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon saw his record 13-game point streak come to an end. … Blues D Alex Pietrangelo led all skaters with 25:42 of ice time.


 

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Colorado
David Backes 1 Points PA Parenteau 1
David Backes 1 Goals PA Parenteau 1
T.J Oshie 1 Assists Matt Duchene 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .963 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .920
Ryan Miller 26 Saves Semyon Varlamov 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 25 2 0-1 3-3 6 33
Colorado 27 1 0-3 1-1 2 30

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .682 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blues have a W/L % of .651 after a win and .750 after a loss.