Avalanche vs. Blues: 2021 NHL 1st Round Preview

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Avalanche vs. Blues: 2021 NHL 1st Round Preview

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2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round: Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues

Series Start Times for All Seven Games:

Game 1-Monday, May 17, 2021 (10:00 P.M. EDT/7:00 P.M. PDT on NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet)

Game 2-Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (10:30 P.M. EDT/7:30 P.M. PDT on CNBC)

Game 3-Friday, May 21, 2021 (9:30 P.M. EDT/6:30 P.M. PDT on USA Network)

Game 4-Sunday, May 23, 2021 (TBA)

*Game 5-Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

*Game 6-Thursday, May 27, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Do or Die Game 7-Saturday, May 29, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Series Location: Ball Arena-Denver, Colorado (Games 1, 2, 5, 7) & Enterprise Center-St. Louis, Missouri (Games 3, 4, 6)

2020-2021 Regular Season Series: Avalanche Won the Regular Season Series vs. Blues 5-3

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference Finals (COL Won 4-1)

Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4)-#1 Seed in the West

  • Won 3rd President’s Trophy (Most Points in the NHL) in Team History (1996-1997, 2000-2001, 2020-2021)
  • 1st Division Title Since 2013-2014 Season
  • 4th Consecutive Appearance Dating Back to 2018
  • 2nd Postseason Meeting vs. Blues (2001, 2021)
  • Has Not Been to the Western Conference Finals Since 2002
  • Looking for 1st Stanley Cup Finals Appearance Since 2001
  • Has Not Won the Stanley Cup Since 2001

St. Louis Blues (27-20-9)-#4 Seed in the West

  • Three Straight Playoff Appearances for the 1st Time Since 2012-2017
  • 2nd Postseason Meeting vs. Colorado (2001, 2021)
  • 9th Playoff Appearance Since 2010
  • Looking for 1st Western Conference Finals Appearance Since 2019
  • Has Not Been to the Stanley Cup Finals Since 2019
  • Seeking 2nd Stanley Cup Title in Team History
  • Has Not Won a Playoff Series Since the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals

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Top Players to Watch in Avalanche vs. Blues Series (2020-2021 Regular Season Statistics)

Colorado Avalanche

  • G Philipp Grubauer: 30-9-1 Record, 0.923 Save %, 1.95 G.A.A.
  • LW Gabriel Landeskog: 20 Goals & 32 Assists (52 Points)
  • RW Mikko Rantanen: 30 Goals & 36 Assists (66 Points)
  • D Cale Makar: 8 Goals & 36 Assists (44 Points)
  • C Nathan MacKinnon: 20 Goals & 45 Assists (65 Points)

St. Louis Blues

  • G Jordan Binnington: 18-14-8 Record, 0.910 Save %, 2.65 G.A.A.
  • RW David Perron: 19 Goals & 39 Assists (58 Points)
  • C Brayden Schenn: 16 Goals & 20 Assists (36 Points)
  • C Ryan O’Reilly: 24 Goals & 30 Assists (54 Points)
  • D Torey Krug: 2 Goals & 30 Assists (32 Points)

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Official Avalanche vs. Blues: 2021 NHL 1st Round Prediction

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