In every Avalanche fans’ nightmares, they imagined that recently traded players Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart would play well against their former team. Of course, it happened to be a Shattenkirk shot on goal during the power play that was tipped by Stewart and past a helpless Peter Budaj. Stewart has now scored three goals in three games since being traded to St. Louis.
Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson leads all skaters with 16:02 time on ice, on pace for his second straight game with 25+ minutes of ice time since joining the Colorado organization. He was instrumental in killing off a 5-3 Blues power play before Stewart was able to convert.
St. Louis is now outshooting Colorado by a 27-18 margin. Budaj has been very good, making 25 saves so far.