The Colorado Avalanche are 10-0-2 in their last 12 games. They average 3.63 goals per game. They are not afraid to throw everything they have at you, quite literally:
On the upside Ivan Barbashev is back in the lineup, more than likely on the fourth line with Kyle Clifford and Tyler Bozak. That’s a definitive upgrade to some of the fourth lines of necessity fans have seen recently. Sneaking a puck past Phillip Grubauer is going to be tough, regardless of which line tries to do it. He’s tops in the league in GAA and third in save percentage, a beneficiary of the Avalanche’s solid defense.
Here’s to hoping a healthy Barbashev and a near to return Colton Parayko are enough to motivate the Blues to tack on a couple wins this weekend in Colorado. Ruining the Avs’ hot streak would be a great way for the Blues to get back on a hot streak of their own.
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Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues