The Avalanche climb the standings

The Avalanche climbs the leaderboard


In the National Hockey League's only afternoon game, the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2.

For Jared Bednar's men, it's a second win in three games against the Blues this season.

“It was a good game for us , pointed out the pilot of the Avalanche, according to the Denver Post.In the third period, we worked hard and were aggressive. It's not our first game against them, and that's what allows us to develop a rivalry.”

In the first period, the Avalanche scored twice against goalkeeper Jordan Binnington, who was in a state of upheaval at the end of the game.

Furthermore, towards the end of the second period, tempers flared when the Canadian goalkeeper came out of his semi-circle, after the kick whistle, to kick Logan O'Connor.

“I love it,” Binnington said of the boos he received during the game. It's loud, 18,000 people hating you. But I don't mind.”

Celebrating his 22nd birthday on Saturday, forward Alex Newhook gave himself a gift by scoring his 12th goal of the season on his own return.

The Newfoundland native thus became the first player in the history of the Avalanche organization to score a goal on two consecutive birthdays. Last year, the former first-round pick hit the target on January 28 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

JT Compher, in the first period, and Evan Rodrigues, in the second, have them also scored for the Colorado team.

The Blues began a comeback midway through the second period, when Saskatoon native forward Brayden Schenn cheated the vigilance of Alexander Georgiev with a man and more.

Former Moncton Wildcats Ivan Barbashev also put his name on Craig Berube's men's scoresheet.

In his second game since he was reacquired by the Avs, Matt Nieto ended all hopes of the Missouri team by scoring in an abandoned cage with two seconds left in the duel.

Avalanche win therefore a fourth game in its last five meetings; she climbs to third place in the Central section. For St. Louis, this is the fourth loss in a row.