ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly had a hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 take over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Mike Hoffman and Ivan Barbashev also scored for St. Louis and Jordan Binnington made 28 saves as the Blues snapped a 3-sport skid. St. Louis had misplaced 5 straight in opposition to the Avalanche since winning at Colorado on Jan. 13 within the season opener for both teams.
Nathan MacKinnon scored a pair of dreams and Cale Makar also scored for Colorado. Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves as the Avalanche misplaced for beautiful the 2nd time in law since March 8, snapping a 5-sport winning slide.
O’Reilly learned the empty gain for his third intention of the game and 20th of the season with 1: 35 remaining. It change into O’Reilly’s 2nd hat trick of the season and third of his occupation, all with St. Louis.
Hoffman put the Blues forward when he scored his 14th intention of the season on a two-man succor with 8: 41 remaining within the third duration.
Colorado had an early two-man succor after Brayden Schenn took a high-sticking penalty 31 seconds into the game and Robert Bortuzzo change into despatched off 23 seconds later for roughing on a success on Gabriel Landeskog.
Makar scored at some stage within the 5-on-3. MacKinnon followed at 3: 01 with his first intention of the game.
O’Reilly scored his 18th and 19th dreams of the season within the predominant duration to tie it. O’Reilly’s first intention change into his 600th occupation point.
Barbashev put St. Louis on top 3-2 when he scored on his dangle rebound for his fourth intention of the season with 2: 12 remaining within the opening duration.
MacKinnon tied the game with his 19th intention of the season on an influence play 8: 10 into the 2nd duration.
Avalanche G Philipp Grubauer change into eliminated from the COVID-19 checklist Friday. He change into scratched from the lineup Saturday. Jonas Johansson dressed as Dubnyk’s backup.
St. Louis dressed seven defensemen and 11 forwards. … D Colton Parayko left the game with an greater-body injury within the predominant duration and D Vince Dunn failed to return after heading to the locker room with an undisclosed injury within the third duration.
St. Louis hosts Colorado over again Monday night in a make-up of a contest on the muse scheduled for April 20 that change into postponed due to COVID-19. This could presumably presumably also be the third straight assembly between the teams.
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