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NHL : ATS Matchup

COLORADO (15-23-0-7, 37 pts.) at ST LOUIS (26-17-0-2, 54 pts.)
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Tuesday, 4/23/2013 8:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: COLORADO - SEMYON VARLAMOV, ST LOUIS - BRIAN ELLIOTT
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
13COLORADO+200Ov 5,-120+190Ov 5,-120
14ST LOUIS-240Un 5,+100-230Un 5,+100
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
COLORADO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games15-30-0-14.515-30-14.517-222.429.83.231.2
Team Stats (Road Games)3-19-0-14.83-19-14.88-112.027.63.532.2
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.52-3-0.53-13.030.23.430.0
COLORADO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)451092642374313408.1%1321914.4%185
Team Stats (Road Games)2245111716126087.4%611016.4%76
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)515447001519.9%14214.3%22
Stats Against (All Games) 14249543278140310.1%1693118.3%241
Stats Against (Road Games) 772132204870910.9%802430.0%129
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 175642115011.3%1417.1%28
COLORADO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (All Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (Road Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (Last 4 Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)171343839991.1%05-8-1.15-8-0-17-6
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Road Games)10624022493.3%03-3+1.83-3-0+23-3
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)431019190.1%02-1+1.82-1-0+13-0
SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)323193484190.0%510-21-12.410-21-0-1210-16
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)151543838788.4%20-15-15.60-15-0-155-8
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)44998888.9%21-3-2.21-3-0-20-4

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games26-19-0+0.626-19+0.620-202.627.92.524.5
Team Stats (Home Games)12-9-0-2.512-9-2.58-122.327.52.324.2
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.23-2+0.21-41.829.62.027.0
ST LOUIS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)451193835379812549.5%1372619.0%202
Team Stats (Home Games)2149121716445788.5%721520.8%84
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59322221486.1%1516.7%12
Stats Against (All Games) 11232433524110110.2%1412316.3%197
Stats Against (Home Games) 49122214125099.6%57712.3%88
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10244001357.4%13323.1%15
ST LOUIS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
JAKE ALLEN (All Games)151334631390.5%19-4+3.79-4-0+46-6
JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)7616415393.3%14-2+0.44-2-0+11-5
JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)43655686.2%01-2-2.41-2-0-20-2
BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)211746642090.1%09-8-3.19-8-0-46-8
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)9920617986.9%04-5-4.64-5-0-54-4
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)44979092.8%03-1+1.43-1-0+11-3
JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)161528625789.9%38-7+0.18-7-0+18-6
JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)7613812993.5%24-2+1.74-2-0+23-3
JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)43736791.8%01-2-1.41-2-0-11-1
MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIKE MCKENNA (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.2,  ST LOUIS 3.18
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
COLORADO - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/27/2013at CALGARY3-4L0, -115L5.5 unO
3/28/2013at VANCOUVER1-4L0, +195L5 ovP
3/30/2013NASHVILLE1-0W0, -120W5 ovU
4/1/2013at DETROIT2-3L0, +150L5.5 unU
4/2/2013at NASHVILLE1-3L0, +150L5 ovU
4/5/2013DETROIT2-3L0, -110L5.5 unU
4/6/2013at PHOENIX0-4L0, +160L5.5 unU
4/8/2013CALGARY1-3L0, -150L5.5 ovU
4/10/2013at ANAHEIM4-1W0, +190W5.5 unU
4/11/2013at LOS ANGELES2-3L0, +245L5 ovP
4/13/2013VANCOUVER4-3W0, +145W5 ovO
4/15/2013COLUMBUS3-4L0, -105L5 ovO
4/19/2013EDMONTON1-4L0, -125L5.5 unU
4/21/2013ST LOUIS5-3W0, +140W5 ovO
4/23/2013at ST LOUIS 
4/26/2013at PHOENIX 
4/27/2013MINNESOTA 

ST LOUIS - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/28/2013LOS ANGELES2-4L0, -120L5 unO
4/1/2013at MINNESOTA4-1W0, +105W5 evP
4/4/2013at CHICAGO4-3W0, +125W5.5 unO
4/5/2013COLUMBUS3-1W0, -170W5 ovU
4/7/2013at DETROIT1-0W0, -110W5 ovU
4/9/2013at NASHVILLE1-0W0, -130W5 unU
4/11/2013at MINNESOTA2-0W0, -110W5 unU
4/12/2013at COLUMBUS1-4L0, -110L5 unP
4/14/2013CHICAGO0-2L0, -115L5 ovU
4/16/2013VANCOUVER2-1W0, -145W5 unU
4/18/2013PHOENIX2-1W0, -165W5 unU
4/19/2013DALLAS2-1W0, -180W5 evU
4/21/2013at COLORADO3-5L0, -160L5 ovO
4/23/2013COLORADO 
4/25/2013CALGARY 
4/27/2013CHICAGO 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
COLORADO:

LAST SEASON: 41-35-6, 88 points. Missed postseason.

COACH: Joe Sacco, 4th season with Avalanche, 114-109-23.

ADDED: RW P.A. Parenteau, C John Mitchell, D Greg Zanon

LOST: C Peter Mueller, C Jay McClement, C Joakim Lindstrom.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Gabriel Landeskog. The Avalanche believe so highly in the 20-year-old that they made him the youngest captain in NHL history. Landeskog is coming off a stellar season in which he won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.

OUTLOOK: The Avs will have plenty of scoring punch - even more if they can sign restricted free-agent center Ryan O'Reilly - but to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons will largely depend on the play of goaltender Semyon Varlamov. He had a 2.59 goals-against average in his first season in Colorado after being acquired from Washington for a first-round pick. The Avs expect big things out of the young netminder.

ST LOUIS:

LAST SEASON: 49-22-11, 109 points, Central Division championship. Lost to Los Angeles 4-0 in second round.

COACH: Ken Hitchcock, 1st full season with Blues, 43-15-11; 16th overall, 576-365-169 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Vladimir Tarasenko, LW Jaden Schwartz, D Jeff Woywitka, D Colin White.

LOST: RW B.J. Crombeen, D Kent Huskins (unsigned unrestricted free agent).

PLAYER TO WATCH: Shifty, inventive LW David Perron has potential to lift a grinding offense that ranked in the bottom third of the NHL after scoring 42 points in 57 last season after recovering from concussion that sidelined him a full season.

OUTLOOK: The Blues stood pat after second-best point total in franchise history, banking on continued development of youthful roster, and figure to be among top teams in Western Conference. Hitchcock was NHL coach of year, elevating play across the board of roster that was 7-7 before he replaced Davis Payne.

PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLORADO-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Avalanche-Blues Preview* =========================

By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer

Colorado (15-23-7) at St. Louis (26-17-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The St. Louis Blues faltered in their first attempt to clinch a playoff spot by losing to the eliminated Colorado Avalanche in the opener of a home-and-home series.

They'll get another chance Tuesday night when they look for a fourth straight home victory over Colorado.

St. Louis (26-17-2) was riding a three-game win streak when it visited Colorado on Sunday but couldn't rally from a two-goal deficit in the second period in a 5-3 loss. After going 8-1-0 with a 1.01 goals-against average in his previous nine games, Brian Elliott was pulled after giving up the fourth goal late in the second.

Colorado's Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist to match his career high with three points.

"We just didn't play as good as a team," Elliott said. "That's not how we want to play. Obviously, it's frustrating not getting the win and clinching a playoff spot like we had a chance to do tonight. That's what's frustrating.

"You can't dwell on this too much, you have to take (the loss) for what it is and learn from it. This is not the time of year to have a team effort like that. From the goalie out, we have to be better."

St. Louis might have better success at home, where it's outscored Colorado 10-3 in the past three matchups. The Blues need one point to secure their second straight playoff berth, and they're three points behind Los Angeles for home-ice advantage in the first round.

"We have a chance to play the spoiler role, and we want to make it tough on these guys to get in the playoffs," McGinn said.

Elliott is 2-0-0 with a 0.97 ERA in two home starts against Colorado since signing with the Blues in July 2011. He started 12 games for the Avalanche in 2010-11 after being acquired from Ottawa.

It's unknown if Elliott will play in this game, but Semyon Varlamov will likely get the chance to try to continue his success against St. Louis. He is 4-0-1 with a 1.53 GAA in five all-time matchups, the most recent a 1-0 overtime win Feb. 20.

Colorado (15-23-7) has won both meetings this season and is 11-2-1 in the last 14 matchups with the Blues. The Avalanche are a league-worst 3-15-4 on the road, but they've collected three points in their last two away from home and are 3-1-2 in their past six overall.

"We can anyone in this league if we put our minds to it," goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere said. "If we skate, play the system the way it's supposed to be and we're on the same page, then we can compete against any team in this league. That's something we should be excited about, something we should build on."

St. Louis' David Backes had a goal and an assist Sunday, giving him five goals and three assists in his last 10 matchups with Colorado.


Last Updated: 8/29/2014 7:28:10 PM EST


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