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Game Notes: March 5 at Colorado

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues revisit their series with the Avalanche tonight. This evening marks the first of three meetings between the Blues and Avs at Pepsi Center this month. St. Louis has earned points in five straight against the Avs, including wins in each of their last three. During their three-game win streak, the Blues have outscored the Avs 13-3, including a 4-0 tally in power-play scoring. In the Mile High City, the Blues have points in six of their last seven games, including a 5-1 win on April 3, 2016 most recently.  

What to Watch

Jaden Schwartz will dress in his 300th career game tonight. Schwartz and Paul Stastny both have strong Colorado ties. Schwartz spent two seasons at Colorado College and was a 2012 NCAA West First Team All-American. Stastny spent his first eight seasons with the Avs and prior to that, two seasons at Denver University. The St. Louis native ranks ninth on the Avs' all-time points list (458), while he captured the 2005 NCAA Championship at DU.


David Perron - 4 shy of 100 goals as a Blue / 8 shy of 500 career PIM
Paul Stastny - 4 shy of 200 games as a Blue
Kyle Brodziak - 4 shy of 400 career PIM
Carl Gunnarsson - 9 shy of 100 career assists
Jori Lehtera - 3 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 6 shy of 300 points as a Blue / 6 shy of 400 career PIM / 10 shy of 300 PIM as a Blue
Jaden Schwartz - 5 shy of 200 career points / 1 shy of 300 career games
Jay Bouwmeester - 8 shy of 100 PIM as a Blue
Robert Bortuzzo - 9 shy of 200 career games

Quick Hits
  • Patrik Berglund (two goals, one assist) and David Perron (one goal, two assists share the team lead with three points a piece in Sunday games this season.
  • Alexander Steen is riding a four-game point streak against the Avs (one goal, four assists)
  • The Blues have killed 23 straight Avs power-play attempts over their last eight matchups
  • Jake Allen is 2-0-0 with a 0.76 goals-against average and a .971 save-percentage over his last two starts against the Avs
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1998, St. Louis goalie Jamie McLennan recorded the first shutout of his NHL career in the Blues' 4-0 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens

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