The Colorado Avalanche may be riding a modest winning streak, but the St. Louis Blues, winners of five of their last six games, are even hotter. After taking a 2-0 lead into the second period, Colorado will head into the third up 3-2.
The Blues finally found the scoreboard three minutes into the second when David Backes scored his 11th goal of the year off a set-up from Carlo Colaiacovo. Chris Stewart would knot the game at two for St. Louis when he beat Jean-Sebastian Giguere midway through the period for his fifth score of the season. Stewart's goal was assisted by Patrik Berglund and David Perron.
St. Louis has out-shot Colorado 28-21 through two periods. The Avalanche hold a 23-22 edge in faceoffs, while the Blues are leading in hits 16-15.