NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Friday, December 29th
(All times eastern)
St. Louis Blues (10-19-7) at Colorado Avalanche (18-16-2), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues will try to get back on the winning
track tonight, as they visit Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in the
opener of a home-and-home series.
The Avs are hopeful tonight's game will be played despite the fact that the
second major snow storm in eight days has struck the Denver area. Colorado
already had to postpone its contest against the Calgary Flames on December 21.
The Blues had their season-long three-game winning streak halted Tuesday
evening in Nashville, as the Predators skated to the close victory. Alexander
Radulov scored the game-winning goal in a shootout to lift Nashville over St.
In the fourth round of a scoreless shootout, Radulov used a backhand shot and
beat Manny Legace glove side to give the Predators their second straight
victory and seven out of eight overall.
Radek Dvorak and Bill Guerin scored goals for the Blues, while Legace stopped
27 shots in defeat.
The Avalanche are also coming off a loss, having dropped Wednesday's game to
visiting Dallas. Jeff Halpern scored the game-winning goal and added two
assists, as the Stars came from behind to defeat Colorado, 5-4.
Rookie Wojtek Wolski had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche.
Jose Theodore started between the pipes for Colorado and gave up five goals on
22 shots. He was replaced early in the third period by Peter Budaj, who
finished the contest with five saves while not allowing a goal.
St. Louis has split a pair of meetings with the Avs this year, but Colorado
has taken six of the last nine matchups overall.
The Blues are just 4-9-4 as the visitor this season, while Colorado is 10-8-1
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