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Blues 6, Avalanche 2

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:48 PM

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -Nick Drazenovic, Paul Kariya and Alex Steen staked St. Louis to a first-period lead, and the Blues went on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 in a preseason game Friday night.

T.J. Oshie, B.J. Crombeen and Derek Armstrong also scored for the Blues, while Keith Tkachuk had two assists.

The Avalanche, which beat Dallas on Thursday in its preseason opener, got goals from Chris Stewart and Matt Duchene, the third overall pick from the 2009 draft.

Goalie Ty Conklin, signed as a free agent by the Blues in the offseason, made his debut with the team and stopped 21 shots through two periods before being replaced by Jake Allen. Colorado's Tyler Weiman played the entire game and stopped 30 shots.

Drazenovic scored 9:39 into the first period on a one-timer from the left circle and Kariya, who skated in his first game Tuesday in nearly a year following surgeries on both hips, notched his second goal in as many games 12:26 into the opening period.

Steen was given credit for the Blues' third goal of the period at 15:02 when Colorado's Wojtek Wolski inadvertently backhanded the puck into his own net trying to clear it around the boards.

The Blues led 4-0 on Oshie's goal at 4:18 of the second before Stewart got the Avalanche on the board with 1:08 remaining in the period.

Duchene scored just 26 seconds into the final frame to make it a 4-2 game, but Crombeen and Armstrong would follow with goals within the next 6:15 to wrap up the scoring.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:39
STL
Nick Drazenovic (1) Slapshot - ASST: Julian Talbot (1), Derek Armstrong (1)
1 - 0 STL
12:26
STL
(1) Slapshot - ASST: Keith Tkachuk (1), Erik Johnson (1)
2 - 0 STL
15:02
STL
Alexander Steen (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE
3 - 0 STL
2nd Period
04:18
STL
T.J. Oshie (1) Snap shot - ASST: Brad Winchester (1), Patrik Berglund (1)
4 - 0 STL
18:52
COL
Chris Stewart (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (1), Kyle Cumiskey (1)
4 - 1 STL
3rd Period
03:36
STL
B.J. Crombeen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay McClement (1), Alexander Steen (1)
5 - 2 STL
06:41
STL
Derek Armstrong (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Keith Tkachuk (2)
6 - 2 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
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