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Game Notes: March 21 at Colorado

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues will wrap-up their five-game road trip tonight in Colorado. A victory tonight and the Blues will have picked up eight of a possible 10 points. St. Louis has gone 2-0-0 vs. the Avs this season, most recently beating them 3-0 on March 5 at Pepsi Center. Jake Allen made 27 saves in the shutout effort while Paul Stastny scored the game-winner for his first career goal against his former team. The Blues have earned points in six straight games against the Avs, including wins in each of the last four. In Denver, the Blues have points in seven of their last eight games (5-1-2), including wins in back-to-back trips.

What to Watch

Special teams has been one of the tipping points in the recent series between the Blues and Avs. St. Louis has racked-up a 9-0 tally in power-play scoring over their last nine meetings, dispatching 24 Colorado attempts in that span. Jake Allen, who has won five of his last six starts overall, will look to continue his success vs. the Avs. Over his last three starts, he has gone 3-0-0 with a 0.43 GAA, a .984 SV%, and one shutout.

Milestones

David Perron - 1 shy of 100 goals as a Blue / 6 shy of 500 career PIM
Paul Stastny - 9 shy of 100 assists as a Blue / 7 shy of 600 career points
Kyle Brodziak - 4 shy of 400 career PIM
Carl Gunnarsson - 8 shy of 100 career assists
Jori Lehtera - 3 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 4 shy of 400 career PIM / 8 shy of 300 PIM as a Blue
Jay Bouwmeester - 6 shy of 100 PIM as a Blue
Robert Bortuzzo - 2 shy of 200 career games
Magnus Paajarvi - 3 shy of 300 career games
Alex Pietrangelo - 7 shy of 300 career points

Quick Hits
  • Since Mike Yeo took over, Jake Allen (.946) shares second overall in even-strength save-percentage (min. 200 even strength shots faced)
  • The Blues have won seven of their last eight games, allowing just eight even strength goals in that span
  • Scottie Upshall has scored in consecutive games for the first time as a Blue
  • Since the trade of Kevin Shattenkirk, the Blues power play is third best overall, going 7-for-23 (30.4%) since Feb. 27
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1990, Brett Hull became the sixth player in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season, as the Blues lost 8-6 at Edmonton

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