Dana Lane's COLORADO AVALANCHE vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES 'ODDSMAKER MISTAKE'
Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis Blues (42-19-10) at Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8)
Sunday, August 02, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Great to see meaningful hockey back!
I don't love this mini round robin format to determine the top 4 playoff seedings but its what it is.
In case you've forgotten, the Avalanche finished the regular season with the second best record in the West after winning 9 of their last 12. Their penalty kill got stronger as the season went on, likely playing their best when the season came to an abrupt halt. They were strong defensively 5 on 5, giving up 2.25 goals per game over their last 12 games. Colorado ended the year as one of the leagues most difficult teams to find any space against.
Let's not forget that both Jared Bednar and assistant coach, Ray Bennet, worked in the Blue organization, Bennet for 10 seasons.
If you remember their last meeting, the Av's pulled out a 5-3 win but were in control for most of the contest.