Forwards: Jaden Schwartz/Paul Stastny/Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen/Patrik Berglund/David Perron
Magnus Paajarvi/Jori Lehtera/Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves
Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester/Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson/Colton Parayko
Jordan Schmaltz/Carl Gunnarsson
Goaltender: Jake Allen
The Blues looking for something to get them out of the five game rut that they've been on. What better way to do that than a game against the Colorado Avalanche. The Blues were on the offensive early in this one. Just four minutes into the game, Paul Stastny scored his 17th of the year. With some terrific passing(and a great keep in from Vladimir Tarasenko) Stastny was able to net an easy one past Avs' starter Jeremy Smith.
Less than two minutes later the Blues find the back of the net again. Kyle Brodziak scores his 8th of the year. The Avalanche win the faceoff, but then turn the puck over in front of the net. Brodziak collects the loose puck and just like that the Blues are up 2-0.
The Blues were actually outshot 8-7 in the first period, but held the 2-0 lead. In the second the Blues scored their second powerplay goal of the night. This one also was the result of a great keep in. Colton Parayko kept the puck in and passed it over to Patrik Berglund. Berglund fired it on goal, and it looked like Smith had made the save. Not so much as the puck trickled past and into the net for the 3-0 Blues lead.
Jake Allen had a quiet evening but was on point when he needed to be. The Avs' had a chance to cut into the Blues lead, but Allen was able to deny Rene Bourque.
The Avalanche had a push late in the game, but Allen and company were able to keep them off of the score sheet.
The Blues snap their five game losing streak. They take this one 3-0. The Blues were actually outshot in this one 27-25. The Blues didn't play their best hockey tonight, but they did enough to get the job done. Another note of interest was that Jori Lehtera only played a total of 11:19 tonight. Maybe it's finally getting to Yeo that Lehtera might need some time in the press box?
The Blues head on to Minnesota on Tuesday to take on the Wild. Be sure to listen to "Game Time AM" tomorrow morning for all of your hockey needs.
From The Twitter Machine:
In case you might not have known (or heard) Paul Stastny's wife and daughter were right behind the Avs' goal when Stastny scored.
Jake Allen took a shot with a stick...And not in the good way.
Allen on being hit in the throat on Landeskog shot: "I couldn't breathe. I had to go down. My throat is still killing me, can't even talk."— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 6, 2017
Colorado leads the league in something.
Colorado has been shut out 11 times this season, three more than anybody else in the league (LA, Detroit). #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) March 6, 2017
Player of the Game:
The fans with the very audible "Let's Go Blues" and "Kroenke sucks" chants. Also, Jake Allen. Shut outs and all.