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Avalanche Host St. Louis Blues (Preseason)

Friday, 09.23.2011 / 7:50 AM MT / News
By Kyle Shohara
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Avalanche Host St. Louis Blues (Preseason)
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Preseason games usually give players a chance to get a feel for game situations, and coaches to evaluate players in training camp.  Prospects and rookies get a chance to experience the pace and tempo of the NHL game, and play alongside veterans of the league. 

So despite dropping their preseason opener in Dallas last night by a score of 5-2, the outcome wasn't indicative of how the Avalanche played. 

Rookies Tyson Barrie and Brad Malone each had two-point nights (1g/1a) and Gabriel Landeskog finished with a game-high seven hits.  Last night's opener served as Malone and Landeskog's NHL preseason debuts.

The Avalanche finished the game with 39 hits, and were 2-for-6 on the PP. 

Goaltender Calvin Pickard stopped 6-of-8 shots in 29:16 TOI, and Trevor Cann brushed aside 14-of-16 in 30:22 TOI.

The Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center, 7:00 p.m. MT.

St. Louis is currently 1-1 in preseason action.  The Blues were shutout at home by a score of 1-0 by the Minnesota Wild last night.

Blues forward Chris Stewart tallied three points (1g/2a) in the September 21 contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Avalanche lineup
1      Semyon Varlamov        G
31    Trevor Cann                  G

2      Joel Chouinard             D
4      David Liffiton                 D
6      Erik Johnson                D
7      David Van Der Gulik    LW
9      Matt Duchene               C
16    Jay McClement            C
18    Brandon Yip                 RW
20    Greg Mauldin               C
23    Milan Hejduk                RW
24    Cameron Gaunce       D
25    Duncan Siemens        D
26    Paul Stastny                 C
28    Joakim Lindstrom       C
29    Ryan Stoa                     C
41    Tyson Barrie                 D
46    Stefan Elliott                 D
54    David Jones                RW
55     Cody McLeod             LW
88    Peter Mueller               C

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