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Facts and Figures: Blues win fourth straight road playoff game

Equal St. Louis record by edging Stars, take 2-1 series lead

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The St. Louis Blues matched their longest road winning streak in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since entering the NHL in 1967 when they defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 at American Airlines Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round on Tuesday.

Pat Maroon's goal with 1:38 remaining in the third period gave the Blues a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series and their fourth victory in as many road games during the 2019 playoffs, equaling the St. Louis record for longest road winning streak in the playoffs set in 1969. St. Louis won all three road games against the Winnipeg Jets in the first round. The Blues' record for road wins in one playoff season is six, set in 2016.

Video: STL@DAL, Gm3: Maroon pots go-ahead goal for Blues

The Blues led 2-1 entering the third period but saw Dallas tie the game twice before Maroon scored. His goal gave the Blues the lead for the fourth and final time. St. Louis is the second team in the 2019 playoffs to win when taking four separate leads. The New York Islanders did it against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round, a 4-3 overtime win.

 

Blue Jackets, Avalanche hope to capitalize on home-ice advantage

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche return home Tuesday for Game 3 in their respective best-of-7 second-round series after splitting the first two games on the road.

Columbus is back at Nationwide Arena to face the Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). It's the first home game for the Blue Jackets since completing their historic sweep of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning on April 16. Columbus, which defeated the Bruins 3-2 in double overtime in Game 2 on Saturday, has won seven of its past eight home games; the only loss was 6-2 to the Bruins on April 2.

Boston and Columbus have required overtime in each of the first two games of the second round. Six series in NHL history have started with at least three straight OT games, the most recent was the first-round series between the Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals last season.

Video: CBJ@BOS, Gm2: Duchene wins it in 2OT on power play

Colorado plays the San Jose Sharks at Pepsi Center (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). The Avalanche evened the series with a 4-3 win in Game 2 at SAP Center on Sunday. Colorado won its two home games against the Calgary Flames in the first round and has won eight in a row on home ice.

Colorado forwards Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each bring a six-game point streak into the game. The last Avalanche player to have a playoff point streak longer than six games was center Peter Forsberg (seven games, 2004).

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is tied for second in playoff scoring with 11 points (four goals, seven assists), including seven points (three goals, four assists) in the first two games against Colorado. He had one goal and three assists in Game 1, and two goals and an assist in Game 2. Two defensemen in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs have had at least three points in three consecutive games: Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders in 1981 and Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers in 1985.

Video: COL@SJS, Gm2: Burns rips home late one-timer

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