The Blues keep pushing for the playoffs. Their odds seem to not be in their favor as they head into the final stretch. They are in a battle with the Arizona Coyotes for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division. The Blues have a few games in hand over the Coyotes, but most of their games are against tougher opponents. The state of those teams are not seeming to intimidate the Blues as they look to head to their third straight Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Colorado Avalanche are one of the favorites to win the Stanely Cup this season. They already have a ticket punched to the playoffs. They seem to have found a bump in the road recently. The Avalanche are in the middle of their second COVID outbreak of the season. The outbreak includes one of their superstars in Mikko Rantanen. They have now lost two games in a row to these Blues who are playing for their playoff lives.
David Perron Comes Up Huge
David Perron’s career in St. Louis is a wild story altogether. This is the team that he was drafted by. After leaving the Blues to play with teams like Edmonton and Pittsburgh, he returned to the Blues for one season. He proceeded to be selected from St. Louis by Vegas in the expansion draft. After one season in Vegas, he finds himself back in St. Louis. After a Stanley Cup Championship in 2019 with the Blues, Perron is still contributing in a big way.
Perron has been the Blues’ most effective scorers all season long. He continues that tonight in the Blues’ game against the Avalanche. He scores a huge goal to help the Blues go up 3-0 in the second period. Along with that goal, he tallies up two assists for a three-point night. Without Perron on this team, the Blues wouldn’t even be close to contending for a playoff spot at the moment. He looks to continue his success as the Blues continue to make the push for the playoffs.
— Hockey Daily 365 (@HockeyDaily365) April 27, 2021
Avalanche of Problems for Colorado
The Avalanche will be fine when the playoffs start, but the team is having their problems right now. Luckily, Mikko Rantanen and Jonas Donskoi have been taken off the COVID list and can return to the team. Brandon Saad is out for multiple weeks due to a lower-body injury. The team needs to find offense fast to keep up with all these standing changes. They also need their number one goalie back. We saw last season what happened to Colorado when their goalies are not healthy.
Brandon Saad will be out 2-4 weeks for the Avalanche with a lower-body injury.
That and more in the NHL Buzz:https://t.co/IHoWvIyXND
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) April 26, 2021
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