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Preview: Blues vs. Avalanche

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

BLUES VS. AVALANCHE

When: Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App
Tickets: Enterprise Center Box Office or ticketmaster.com

GAME ON!!! Monday's game against the Colorado Avalance will be played as scheduled. Due to weather and road conditions, fans are asked to allow plenty of extra time for their commute downtown and for their entrance into Enterprise Center. The first 12,000 fans to arrive will receive a replica Stanley Cup courtesy of Enterprise.

First place in the Western Conference will be up for grabs Monday when the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche face off at Enterprise Center.

With a dramatic 4-3 come-from-behind win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, the Blues pulled ahead of the Avalanche to take the top spot in the conference with 46 points (20-8-6).

The Avalanche, who haven't played since a 3-1 win Friday against the New Jersey Devils, are just one point behind the Blues with 45 points (21-8-3) but have two games in hand.

The teams met once before this season - a 3-1 Blues' win at Enterprise Center on Oct. 21. Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists in the game, which snapped an eight-game point streak for Colorado.

Last season, the Blues swept the season series with the Avalanche, going 4-0-0. Two of those wins came in overtime while one came in a shootout. Overall, the Blues have won five straight games against Colorado and are 16-3-0 against the Avalanche in the last 19 games dating back to April 5, 2011.

 
BLUE NOTES

Robert Thomas will play in his 100th career game on Monday. He currently has a four-game point streak (one goal, five assists)… Zach Sanford will be appearing in his 100th game as a Blue… Saturday's win against the Blackhawks was the Blues' 12th comeback victory of the season, which shares first in the NHL… The Blues are playing 12 straight games against Western Conference opponents and are 2-0 to begin the stretch. Overall, the Blues are 13-2-3 against Western Conference teams this season… Ryan O'Reilly has nine points in his last 10 games (one goal, eight assists)

 

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