|STL||2||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|COL||2||3||0||(0 - 0)||5|
Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, T.J. Galiardi also scored and Craig Anderson made 32 saves for the Avalanche. Colorado moved into a first-place tie with idle Vancouver in the Northwest Division.
Eric Brewer and Erik Johnson scored for the Blues, who have lost three in a row.
The Avalanche blew it open in the first 6:34 of the second period. With the game tied at 2-2, Colorado got goals from Stewart, Stastny and Yip 4:09 apart to take a 5-2 lead and chase Chris Mason, who allowed five goals on 15 shots.
Stewart's three points tied a career high, and his 18 goals tie him for the team lead with rookie Matt Duchene. It was Yip's third two-goal game this season, and gives him 11 goals in 22 games.
Anderson was briefly down on the ice in the second period after taking a puck in the upper chest on a shot by Andy McDonald. A Colorado trainer attended to him in the crease, but Anderson stayed in the game.
The Blues thought they had cut the lead to 5-3 when T.J. Oshie tipped in a rebound midway through the second period, but the goal was disallowed on a hooking penalty called on Oshie.
The game provided early excitement. Just 2:21 in St. Louis forward D.J. King dropped the gloves against David Koci, and the fight seemed to provide some spark. Brewer made it 1-0 with a wrist shot at 3:34 of the first, but 28 seconds later Galiardi tied it with a point-blank shot that beat Mason over his left shoulder.
St. Louis took a 2-1 lead when Johnson beat Anderson with a shot to the short side with 12:01 left in the first. Yip tied it on the power play with 3:18 left in the opening frame.
NOTES: Johnson's goal was his first since Nov. 30 at Columbus, a span of 31 games. ... Koci suffered a hand injury in his fight with King and did not return. ... Colorado C Ryan O'Reilly (bruised foot) missed his first game of the season. ... Ty Conklin had 18 saves in relief of Mason.
|Eric Brewer (6) ASST: T.J. Oshie (22), David Backes (19)|
1 - 0 STL
|TJ Galiardi (9) ASST: Chris Stewart (20), Kyle Quincey (18)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Erik Johnson (5) ASST: Alexander Steen (13)|
2 - 1 STL
|PPG - Brandon Yip (10) ASST: Kyle Cumiskey (7), Paul Stastny (39)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Chris Stewart (18) ASST: Ryan Wilson (11), Darcy Tucker (11)|
3 - 2 COL
|Paul Stastny (12) ASST: Marek Svatos (4), Chris Stewart (21)|
4 - 2 COL
|Brandon Yip (11) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (30), Matt Duchene (22)|
5 - 2 COL
|DJ King Fighting (maj) against David Koci|
|David Koci Fighting (maj) against DJ King|
|B.J. Crombeen Interference against Kyle Quincey|
|T.J. Oshie Interference against Matt Duchene|
|Chris Stewart Fighting (maj) against B.J. Crombeen|
|B.J. Crombeen Fighting (maj) against Chris Stewart|
|T.J. Oshie Hooking against Scott Hannan|
|Chris Durno Hi stick - double minor against Carlo Colaiacovo|
|Keith Tkachuk Too many men/ice - bench|
|Keith Tkachuk Holding against Brandon Yip|
|Kyle Quincey Delay of game|
|Alexander Steen Slashing against Scott Hannan|
|SA: 18||TOI: 33:24|
|Saves: 18||EV: 13 - 13|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 15||TOI: 26:36|
|Saves: 10||EV: 7 - 11|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 4|
|SV%: .667||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 34||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 32||EV: 23 - 25|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .941||SH: 5 - 5|