The Colorado Avalanche (28-25-4, 60 points) could not stop the overwhelming offensive attack from St. Louis Blues (33-14-7, 73 points), falling 2-3 in overtime.
In the first period, the Avalanche and Blues started on all cylinders, scoring four quick goals to create a 2-2 tie. But the second period brought a sudden halt to the scoring as both teams put up zeros. However, the Blues, led by D Kevin Shattenkirk (5 shots on goal), began piling on shots against Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov.
Varlamov finished the night with 41 saves, but the Colorado offense managed only 19 shots on goal, eventually falling victim to a D Carlo Colaiacovo tip-in to fall 3-2 in overtime. The disparity between shots on goal proved particularly troublesome, especially when seen with ESPN's shot tracker:
The Avalanche will be back in action on Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks.
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