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2021-22 WCSF: (1C) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3C) St. Louis Blues

Who wins?  

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  1. 1. Who wins?

    • Avalanche in 4
    • Avalanche in 5
    • Avalanche in 6
    • Avalanche in 7
    • Blues in 4
    • Blues in 5
    • Blues in 6
    • Blues in 7

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(1C) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3C) St. Louis Blues



Avalanche: 56-19-7, 119 points

Blues: 49-22-11, 109 points


COL 2-1-0; STL 1-2-0



Avalanche: MacKinnon has 75 points (33 goals, 42 assists) in 54 NHL playoff games. His 1.39 points per game average is tops among active players and third all-time behind Wayne Gretzky (1.84) and Mario Lemieux (1.61) among those to play at least 35 postseason games.


Blues: Tarasenko showed his ability to change the complexion of a game, and a series, with his Game 5 performance in a 5-2 win against the Wild. The series was tied 2-2 and the game was 2-2 entering the third period before the forward scored a natural hat trick. He has 57 points (40 goals, 17 assists) in 84 playoff games.



Avalanche: Kuemper was off to a fast start this postseason and is expected to return after he had a .934 save percentage before an errant stick struck his eye in Game 3 and forced him to miss the remainder of the first-round series. Pavel Francouz had a .902 save percentage against the Predators.


Blues: Binnington has reclaimed the starting role he lost to Husso with his strong performance against the Wild. His big-game experience -- he won the Stanley Cup in 2019 -- served him well in the first round. Binnington was 0-4 with an .899 save percentage against the Avalanche in the playoffs last season. Husso had a shutout in his playoff debut against the Wild but allowed nine goals in his next two starts.



AvalancheDevon Toews gets lost in the hype surrounding Makar, but the defenseman is a force as well. He averaged 24:44 of ice time per game in the first round and had five points (three goals, two assists). His 15 shots tied for fourth on the team. He also sees time on the power play and the penalty kill.


BluesScott Perunovich did not play until Game 4, pressed into action because of a rash of injuries on defense. He had not played since Jan. 15 because of a wrist injury but stepped right in and had three assists in three games, including two on the power play.



Avalanche: They stay out of penalty trouble. The Blues want to turn this series into a special teams battle. Colorado can't let that happen.


Blues: Binnington stays confident. It's going to require a special performance to neutralize the high-flying Avalanche offense. Binnington is one of the goalies who can do it, but only if he maintains the confidence he displayed in winning the final three games in the first round.



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The Blues are a very good team, Florida and Carolina are great, but Colorado is in a different stratosphere. They are just so smooth and skilled and everything looks effortless. I think there were some questions about Kuemper in goal, but he's not that bad, and he really doesn't even have to be elite playing in front of that team.

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Wild Game 3. Kadri took out Binnington early on a drive to the net, forcing him to leave with an LBI. During a post game interview with TNT, Binnington (off camera) threw a water bottle at Kadri mid-interview, lol.


Sam Girard is also out for the remainder of the playoffs with an UBI; will find that out soon.


Avs win Game 3, take a 2-1 lead in the series.

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Two goals so far tonight for Kadri  the second after getting trucked by 2 Blues on the same play giving them a 5 on 3 pp with the two guys leaving the box he buried his second. Buch was one of the wrecking balls.  Kadri laughing last and loud. 

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