The Colorado Avalanche are the only team that is still unbeaten in this year’s Playoffs and will try to keep that streak alive when they host the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference second round in Ball Center in Denver, CO, on May 19, 2022.
- Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, Second Round, Game 2
- Date – 19/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Center, Denver, CO
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche are the only team that has not lost a single game in this Playoffs and will have a chance to go 2-0 up against the Blues tonight.
Colorado has a 14-5-3 record in Central Division games and a 56-19-7 record overall. The Avalanche have scored 67 power-play goals, which leads NHL play.
Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Valeri Nichushkin has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.
Colorado is 6-3-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Colorado Avalanche News
Ryan Murray and Andrew Cogliano will not play for Colorado tonight.
St. Louis Blues Stats & Form
The St. Louis Blues finished strong in the opening Playoff round against the Minnesota Wild winning the last three games and advancing to the second round. But things have gone much tougher when the Blues visited Colorado on Tuesday. St. Louis managed to take the game into overtime but was totally dominated in the extra period.
St. Louis is 49-22-11 overall with a 16-5-3 record against the Central Division. The Blues have gone 42-7-4 in games they score three or more goals.
Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists for the Blues. Justin Faulk has one goal and six assists over the past 10 games.
The Blues are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, four penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
St. Louis Blues News
Torey Krug, Marco Scandella and Mackenzie MacEachern will not play for the Blues tonight.
Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Head-to-Head Stats
The Colorado Avalanche have won 7 of the last 8 and 8 of the last 10 games against the St. Louis Blues.
Seven of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche are favourites to defeat the St. Louis Blues with the odds at -149 for their win while the odds for the Blues’ win are at 296. The draw is set at 392.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with both -105 for over and -118 for under.
The opening game of the series went pretty much how it was expected between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche once again protected home-ice, this time with a 3-2 win in overtime to take a 1-0 lead. The score may be a little tighter than what was expected but it’s not due to anything the Blues did defensively. Colorado had 54 shots on goal, hit the crossbar twice, and hit three posts in the game which was very unlucky.
If few bounces went their way and a 4-goal margin of victory would have been possible, but a win is a win this time of year. The Blues were thoroughly dominated in the overtime period, getting outshot 13-0 and now have lost eight straight playoff games to Colorado dating back to the 2001 Western Conference Finals. I do not see that streak ending on Thursday night in the Ball Arena as the Avs are just so much better, especially at home.