NBC’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Saturday’s matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues. Avalanche-Blues stream coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
On Thursday, the Avalanche joined the Golden Knights as the only NHL clubs to have secured a spot in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. This marks the fourth consecutive season that Colorado will be making a playoff appearance, the longest streak for the franchise since making 11 straight trips from 1995 to 2006, a run that included a pair of Stanley Cup titles (1996, 2001). The only other time the club reached the playoffs in four or more consecutive years was a seven-season run from 1981 to 1987 as the Quebec Nordiques.
The Avalanche and Blues close out their regular-season series with a three-game set in St. Louis which began Thursday night. Colorado registered a 4-2 victory, its fifth consecutive win in this matchup. Nathan MacKinnon notched three assists to bring his 3 season total against the Blues to a team-high 10 points (4G-6A).
Thursday’s win marked the Avalanche’s first game since April 14. Colorado’s season was on pause for eight days due to the League’s COVID-19 Protocol. Two members of Colorado’s roster remain unavailable: forwards Mikko Rantanen and Joonas Donskoi. Goalie Philipp Grubauer came off the list on Friday.
By dropping a 4-2 decision to Colorado on Thursday, the Blues have now lost its last three games (0-3-0). The loss extends what has already been an inconsistent spring for St. Louis, which hoisted the Stanley Cup just two seasons ago. In a span of one month, the Blues have had a seven-game losing streak, a three-game win streak and their current three-game skid.
[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 3 P.M. ET – NBC]
WHAT: Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues
WHERE: Enterprise Center
WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m. ET
ON THE CALL: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Avalanche-Blues stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Gabriel Landeskog – Nathan MacKinnon – Andre Burakovsky
Carl Soderberg – Nazem Kadri – J.T. Compher
Brandon Saad – Tyson Jost – Valeri Nichushkin
Liam O’Brien – Pierre-Edouard Bellmare – Martin Kaut
Devon Toews – Samuel Girard
Ryan Graves – Cale Makar
Patrik Nemeth – Conor Timmins
Starting goalie: Devan Dubnyk
Sammy Blais – Ryan O'Reilly – David Perron
Jaden Schwartz – Tyler Bozak – Vladimir Tarasenko
Mike Hoffman – Brayden Schenn – Jordan Kyrou
Kyle Clifford – Ivan Barbashev – Zach Sanford
Torey Krug – Justin Faulk
Marco Scandella – Colton Parayko
Jake Walman – Vince Dunn
Starting goalie: Jordan Binnington