|COL||2||0||2||(0 - 0)||4|
|STL||1||1||1||(0 - 0)||3|
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Erik Johnson scored the go-ahead goal against St. Louis, which traded him four days earlier, and the Colorado Avalanche broke a 10-game winless streak with a 4-3 victory against the Blues on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center.
Johnson, who was traded from St. Louis to Colorado as part of a four-player trade late Friday night, scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche with 5:06 left in the third period to break a 2-2 tie.
Peter Budaj made 42 saves for his fifth consecutive win over St. Louis. As a team, the Avalanche earned its seventh consecutive victory over the Blues.
It looked as though Colorado had wrapped the game up when Stastny scored on a high backhand shot with 2:38 left to push the Avalanche's lead to 4-2. But Andy McDonald quickly brought the Blues within 4-3 with his 14th goal of the season 22 seconds later.
The Avalanche had been outscored 42-14 during its skid.
Colorado took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first 10:04 of the first period.
Jones tipped in a pass from Stastny for his career-best 20th goal of the season to open the scoring. Hedjuk followed with his team-high eighth power-play goal and 18th overall at the 10:04 mark. Hedjuk has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past 10 seasons.
St. Louis tied the game 2-2 on a power-play goal by newly acquired winger Chris Stewart with 2:40 remaining in the second period.
Patrik Berglund got St. Louis on the board at the 13:05 mark of the first period with his 16th goal of the season. Berglund extended his point streak to a career-high seven games.
Notes: Matt Duchene, Colorado's leading scorer with 21 goals, returned to the lineup after missing two games due to a hand injury. ... The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 1, but was postponed due to a winter storm. ... McDonald played in his 600th NHL game. ... The Blues have scored at least one power-play goal in their past six games.
|David Jones (20) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Stastny (29), John-Michael Liles (31)|
1 - 0 COL
|PPG - Milan Hejduk (18) Tip-in - ASST: John-Michael Liles (32), Paul Stastny (30)|
2 - 0 COL
|Patrik Berglund (16) Tip-in - ASST: T.J. Oshie (17), Alexander Steen (28)|
2 - 1 COL
|PPG - Chris Stewart (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (21), Brad Boyes (28)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Erik Johnson (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
3 - 2 COL
|Paul Stastny (18) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 2 COL
|Chris Stewart (17) Deflected shot - ASST: Andy McDonald (16), Nikita Nikitin (3)|
4 - 3 COL
|Chris Stewart Tripping against Paul Stastny|
|Andy McDonald Interference against Jonas Holos|
|Jay McClement Tripping against Nikita Nikitin|
|Matt Hunwick Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Kevin Shattenkirk Interference against Brandon Yip|
|Carlo Colaiacovo Tripping against Brandon Yip|
|Andy McDonald Slashing against Milan Hejduk|
|SA: 45||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 42||EV: 41 - 43|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 1|
|SV%: .933||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 27||TOI: 58:35|
|Saves: 23||EV: 19 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .852||SH: 0 - 0|