After a thrilling shootout victory over New Jersey on Thursday night, the Blues look to keep the momentum going tonight against the Avalanche. Colorado, just one point outside the playoff picture, is also looking for their third straight win tonight at the Scottrade Center.
In their first two meetings, the Avalanche pulled out two close 3-2 victories, but the Blues won the most recent matchup, a 4-0 thrashing in early January. In their last meeting the Blues were led by defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, with a goal and an assist, and Alex Pietrangelo, who had two assists of his own, as well as goaltender Brian Elliott who recorded 15 saves and his 5th shutout of the season. The Blues also outshot the Avalanche 39-15, and continuously peppered Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
The Blues have won their past two games behind the stellar goaltending of Elliott, who on Thursday night starred in a relief appearance and came up huge in a shootout victory. The Blues were also led by Left Winger David Perron, who has three goals in the past two games.
The Blues will be without forward Andy McDonald for at least one more game, who has been out since October 13th after suffering another concussion. He is scheduled to make his return on Sunday night against San Jose, but there has been no official announcement as of yet. The Blues will also be without center Jason Arnott, placed on IR on Friday, Left Wing Alex Steen, and Right Wing Matt D’Agostini