Second Round Game 6 Preview: Avalanche vs. Blues
GAME 6: COLORADO AVALANCHE (3-2) VS ST. LOUIS BLUES (2-3)6:00 PM MT | ENTERPRISE CENTER WATCH: ALTITUDE | TNTLISTEN: 92.5 AM
Colorado is returning to St. Louis for Game 6 for a chance to close out the Second Round series against the Blues to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Puck drop is set for 6 P.M. MT at Enterprise Center on Friday.
Recap of Game 5:
Wednesday night’s Game 5 in Denver turned into a flurry nearing the end of regulation. St. Louis eventually sent the game into overtime where the Avalanche, unfortunately fell, forcing a Game 6.
Wednesday’s matchup featured some dominating moves from Nathan MacKinnon who tallied his second career postseason hat trick – both of which have come against St. Louis (also: May 19, 2021). He’s the first player in franchise history to register two hat tricks against the same opponent in the playoffs.
With four points in Game 5, MacKinnon has collected 82 career points in the postseason, moving past Peter Stastny to take over third place in Quebec/Colorado history. Wednesday was his fourth career four-point playoff game, surpassing Peter Forsberg for the most in Avalanche/Nordiques history. MacKinnon’s 1.39 points-per-game average in the postseason is the third-highest in NHL postseason history.
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The Avalanche are going into Friday night’s matchup 3-2 with the chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals either against the Edmonton Oilers or the Calgary Flames, depending on which team wins their Second Round series.
Power Play (in series): 18.2%
Penalty kill (in series): 63.6
Power Play (in series): 36.4
Penalty kill (in series): 81.8
Cale Makar tallied an assist to reach 44 career points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, surpassing Rob Blake (43) to take sole possession of second place among franchise defensemen in postseason points. Only Sandis Ozolinsh (65) has more… Bowen Byram tallied two assists for the second straight game and now has five points (0g/5a) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the most assists and second-most points (Seth Jarvis, 6) among rookies in the postseason… Nathan MacKinnon recorded his second career postseason hat trick, both of which have come against St. Louis (also: May 19, 2021). He’s the first player in franchise history to register two hat tricks against the same opponent in the playoffs…