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Blues 3, Avalanche 1

Tuesday, 04.05.2011 / 9:14 PM

Associated Press

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Blues 3, Avalanche 1
Colorado Avalanche 1, St. Louis Blues 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist against his former team, Andy McDonald added a goal and two assists and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1, on Tuesday night.

David Backes also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots to help St. Louis win for the fifth time in the last seven games. The Blues also snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Avalanche, beating Colorado for the first time since April 12, 2009.

Kevin Porter scored his career-best 14th goal of the season for the Avs, who have lost six of seven and 16 of their last 19.

Shattenkirk converted on a 5-on-3 power play early at 4:07 of the second period to give the Blues the lead for good, 2-1. It was his ninth goal of the season and second for St. Louis.

McDonald added an empty-netter with 40 seconds to go.

St. Louis acquired Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart from Colorado on Feb. 18 in exchange for Erik Johnson and Jay McClement.

Backes got the Blues started with his team-leading 30th goal of the season with 5:05 left in the first period. Backes, stationed in front of the net, tipped in a shot from the point by Shattenkirk.

Colorado tied the game less than two minutes later on Porter's goal, on which he went from forehand to backhand before beating Halak through his legs.

Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj also had 26 saves while losing for the first time in six starts against the Blues.

The Blues picked up four fighting majors to push their league-leading total to 78.

NOTES: Nine Avalanche players missed the game due to injuries, bringing the season total of man-games lost to a team-record 442. ... McClement played in his 257th consecutive game. ... Avalanche RW Brandon Yip played in his 100th career game on Tuesday. ... The Blues have sold out all 40 home games this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:55
STL
David Backes (30) Deflected shot - ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (33), Andy McDonald (28)
1 - 0 STL
16:42
COL
Kevin Porter (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Olver (7), Matt Duchene (36)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:07
STL
PPG - Kevin Shattenkirk (9) Slapshot - ASST: Carlo Colaiacovo (20), Andy McDonald (29)
2 - 1 STL
3rd Period
19:20
STL
EN - Andy McDonald (20) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Nikitin (8)
3 - 1 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
05:13
STL
Ryan Reaves  Tripping against  Jonas Holos
10:12
COL
Brandon Yip  Elbowing against  Patrik Berglund
17:33
STL
Ryan Reaves  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
17:33
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Reaves
17:33
STL
Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
17:33
COL
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Janssen
17:33
STL
Cam Janssen  Game misconduct against  David Koci
17:33
COL
David Koci  Game misconduct against  Cam Janssen
2nd Period
02:27
COL
Jonas Holos  Hi-sticking against  Chris Stewart
02:39
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Cross checking against  Chris Stewart
3rd Period
05:08
STL
T.J. Oshie  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Wilson
05:08
COL
Ryan Wilson  Fighting (maj) against  T.J. Oshie
08:31
STL
Ryan Reaves  Interference against  Matt Duchene
09:17
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing against  Ryan Stoa
09:17
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Kevin Porter
09:17
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Instigator against  Kevin Porter
09:17
COL
Kevin Porter  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
09:17
COL
Mark Olver  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Vladimir Sobotka
09:17
COL
Ryan Stoa  Roughing against  Barret Jackman
09:17
COL
Mark Olver  Misconduct (10 min)
09:17
COL
Ryan Stoa  Misconduct (10 min) against  Barret Jackman
09:17
STL
Vladimir Sobotka  Misconduct (10 min) against  Mark Olver
09:17
STL
Barret Jackman  Misconduct (10 min) against  Ryan Stoa
09:17
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Misconduct (10 min) against  Kevin Porter
09:17
COL
Ryan Stoa  Tripping against  Barret Jackman
09:17
STL
Vladimir Sobotka  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Mark Olver
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 28TOI: 58:58
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak
26-21-7
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0
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