DENVER (AP) — Alex Newhook scored on his birthday for the second straight season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday for his or her seventh win in eight video games.
Evan Rodrigues, J.T. Compher and Matt Nieto additionally scored for Colorado, and Logan O’Connor had two assists. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 photographs.
The Avalanche had received six in a row earlier than Thursday night time’s 5-3 loss to lowly Anaheim. However the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounced again properly of their last recreation earlier than their bye week and the NHL All-Star break.
The banged-up Avalanche (27-18-3) might get some key gamers again after they return. Defensemen Josh Manson and Bowen Byram have been sidelined with lower-body accidents, however they’ve began skating in non-contact jerseys.
Ivan Barbashev and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis (23-24-3) in its fourth consecutive loss. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves.
The Blues had been with out second-leading scorer Robert Thomas, who left Thursday’s loss at Arizona with a lower-body harm.
Newhook, who turned 22 Saturday, scored his twelfth of the season and third within the final 4 video games at 9:22 of the primary interval.
Compher made it 2-0 when he scored on a rebound at 11:36, and Rodrigues made it 3-0 together with his eleventh aim 4:48 into the second.
Schenn scored on the ability play at 16:27 of the second to get St. Louis on the board. Barbashev trimmed Colorado’s result in 3-2 when he scored on a partial breakaway at 9:40 of the third. It was Barbashev’s ninth of the season.
Binnington got here off for an additional skater with 1:26 left and Nieto scored into the empty web with 2.7 seconds left, his ninth of the season.
Avalanche RW Valeri Nichushkin missed his second straight recreation with an upper-body harm. … With Thomas sidelined, Nikita Alexandrov centered St. Louis’ fourth line after being recalled from the minors. … The Blues have misplaced 4 or extra video games in a row 3 times this yr.
Blues: At Winnipeg on Monday.
Avalanche: At Pittsburgh on Feb. 7.