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Blues at Avalanche GameDay Thread: Break time

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Carl Gunnarsson sneaks back into the lineup this afternoon.

St Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

The Blues have a matinee game today in Colorado, their last game before their bye week and the All-Star break. Their four game winning streak is dead at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers, lost in a game where the Blues fell behind 3-1 before coming back to lose in OT.

All-Star David Perron can’t save them every time.

The Blues are still riding a five game point streak, though, and are still ten points up on the second-place Avs. The Avalanche have been fighting off the Dallas Stars for second in the division, and somehow after a 3-4-3 stretch, still hold onto the position. The Avs are dangerous at home (or anywhere - their +31 goal differential is division best), and we’re not even going to mention what happened the last time the Blues were in Colorado.

The loss to the Flyers has opened a window for Carl Gunnarsson, who is returning tonight.

A win puts the Blues 12 points up on Colorado. Not bad.

This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you want to see 70 points before the evening is through.

Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues.