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3/29/16 Avalanche vs. Blues

game recap

Blues defeat Avalanche for fifth straight win

St. Louis shutout streak ends in first period; Brouwer, Tarasenko score in decisive second

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott had to think for a moment. He had just allowed a goal, at Scottrade Center, but was receiving a standing ovation.

The Blues were trying to match the modern NHL record of five consecutive shutouts belonging to the Phoenix Coyotes and goalie Brian Boucher (Dec. 31, 2003-Jan. 9, 2004).

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Blues shutout streak ends at 258:29

Colorado scores first-period goal; St. Louis falls one game short of record

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Grigorenko nets Barrie's feed

COL@STL: Grigorenko's goal ends Blues' shutout streak

3/29/16: Tyson Barrie makes a nice move past the defense and feeds Mikhail Grigorenko for the goal, ending the Blues' shutout streak

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The St. Louis Blues allowed a first-period goal to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, keeping St. Louis from an NHL record-tying fifth consecutive shutout.

The Blues shutout streak ended at 258:29 when Mikhail Grigorenko scored against goalie Brian Elliott at 18:12 of the period. St. Louis had not allowed a goal since the Edmonton Oilers scored into an empty net March 16.

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game preview

Blues look to match League record vs. Avalanche

St. Louis has four straight shutouts, one shy of Phoenix's modern-day mark

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

AVALANCHE (39-33-4) at BLUES (45-22-9)

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues not only are looking to keep pace with the Dallas Stars in the race for first place in the Central Division, they have the chance to match a modern NHL record Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.

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NHL Insider

Blues' Steen returns to lineup Tuesday

St. Louis forward has missed 15 games with upper-body injury

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

Steen One-on-One

Steen to return to the lineup Tuesday

Alexander Steen chats with FOX Sports Midwest’s John Kelly about preparing to return to the lineup

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- The St. Louis Blues will get a huge lift Tuesday when versatile two-way forward Alexander Steen returns from an upper-body injury against the Colorado Avalanche (8:30 p.m., ET; NBCSN).

Steen, who has missed the past 15 games, skated on a line at practice Monday centering Patrik Berglund on left wing and David Backes on right wing, a line he was playing on when he was injured Feb. 20 at the Arizona Coyotes following a collision with defenseman Kevin Connauton.

Steen is second on the Blues in points (47) and tied for second with Vladimir Tarasenko in assists (30).

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Weekly Primer

Blues seek fifth straight shutout, Central Division

Brian Elliott, Jake Allen propelling St. Louis; Capitals seek Presidents' Trophy

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Allen's 32-save shutout

STL@WSH: Allen backstops Blues to franchise record

3/26/16: Jake Allen makes 32 saves in a 4-0 win, leading the Blues to their fourth consecutive shutout, a new franchise record

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Even without one of their top defensemen, the St. Louis Blues still aren't allowing any goals.

The Blues were missing Jay Bouwmeester on Saturday, but that didn't prevent them from their fourth straight shutout, a 4-0 win against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Saturday.

St. Louis, which has won four in a row, hasn't allowed a goal in 240:18, a franchise record. Brian Elliott got the first three shutouts before Jake Allen was perfect in Washington.

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