The Blues struck first when Colton Parayko scored, giving the Blues a 1-0 lead 3:55 into the primary interval. The Avalanche responded at 10:57 off Logan O’Connor’s equalizer, and the 2 groups headed to the primary intermission tied 1-1.
The Avalanched took a 3-1 lead within the second interval because of objectives from Nazem Kadri and Artturi Lehkonen. However, the Blues would lower the result in 3-2 with solely 30 seconds left within the interval off a rebound aim from Ryan O’Reilly.
The sport remained 3-2 for a lot of the third till Gabriel Landeskog, and Lehkonen added empty-netters late to seal the victory.
Colorado goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves off 31 photographs to earn the win in internet.
Blues’ beginning goaltender Jordan Binnginton left the sport after a collision with Kadri early within the first interval.
Binnington is 4-3 within the postseason, permitting 16 objectives, with a .930 SV%.
Ville Husso got here in aid, making 19 saves off 23 photographs, enjoying over 51 minutes.
The second-round sequence between the Avalanche and Blues continues with Game 4 on Monday in St. Louis at 9:30 p.m. ET.