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Solid play from Jake Allen and three third period goals help Blues win their ninth in a row.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Forwards:

Brayden Schenn - Ryan O’Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko

Jaden Schwartz - Tyler Bozak - Robby Fabbri

Zach Sanford - Oskar Sundqvist - Pat Maroon

Mackenzie MacEachern - Ivan Barbashev - Robert Thomas

Defense

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie

Jake Allen

Game Highlights:

The Blues headed to Enterprise West Pepsi Center to take on the Avalanche. As most of you know the Blues came into this one riding an 8 game win streak. Robby Fabbri drew back into the lineup today as Alexander Steen was welcoming a new child into the world. Jake Allen got the start for the Blues on the first game of two in consecutive days.

First Period:

No scoring. The Blues outshot the Avs 14-8

Second Period:

No scoring. Shots were 11-11.

Third Period:

Vladimir Tarasenko had a few chances in this game. Avs’ starter Semyon Varlamov denied all of them until the third. Four minutes into the third, Ryan O’Reilly found a wide open Tarasenko. Tarasenko took advantage of how open he was and fired his patented wrister on goal. Varlamov had no chance and Blues led 1-0. Tarasenko extended his point streak to 11 games.

Just about a minute later Zach Sanford made it 2-0. Oskar Sundqvist fired a pass over to Sanford. Sanford deflected the puck on net and past Varlamov.

Late in the third Jake Allen made a huge stop on Carl Soderberg keeping the Avs off the scoreboard.

Jaden Schwartz sent the pro Blues crowd home happy by sealing this one with an empty netter.

The Blues take this one 3-0. The only downside of the game was the power play. Not looking great, but when was the last time it did? The Blues head to Minnesota next to take on the Wild tomorrow.

Shots finished up 33-32 in favor of the Blues.

Goals:

STL - Tarasenko (25) from O’Reilly (37) and Schenn (27), Sanford (7) from Sundqvist (11) and Maroon (12), Schwartz (5) from Tarasenko (23) and Bozak (14)

COL - LOL

From The Twitter Machine:

From our “Is This Good?” department -

Finally someone saying something like this, and I don’t think it’s complete bullshit.

So we can pump the breaks on the Q talk...for now.

Player of the Game:

Jake Allen.