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Blues 3, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Blues 3, Avalanche 2
St. Louis Blues 3, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Evgeny Grachev scored his third goal in four preseason games, and Adam Cracknell and David Backes added goals to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

The Avalanche cut the Blues' deficit to one on two occasions, but fell to a Blues squad that is 2-1 in preseason action.

Colorado rookie Tyson Barrie ended Jake Allen's shutout bid with a shot from the top of the left circle at 12:48 of the third.  It was Barrie's second goal and third point in two straight contests, earning a point on every Avalanche goal scored in the preseason thus far.

Paul Stastny scored for the Avalanche from up at 19:15 of the 3rd period, but it wasn't enough, as the Avalanche fall to 0-2 in preseason play.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:06
STL
PPG - Evgeny Grachev (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (1), Alex Pietrangelo (1)
1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
05:02
STL
Adam Cracknell (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Stefan Della Rovere (1), Stephen MacAulay (1)
2 - 0 STL
12:48
COL
Tyson Barrie (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Cameron Gaunce (1), Milan Hejduk (1)
2 - 1 STL
19:01
STL
EN - David Backes (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 STL
19:15
COL
Paul Stastny (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (1), Stefan Elliott (1)
3 - 2 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
06:20
COL
Joel Chouinard  Hooking  - 2 min against  Evgeny Grachev
06:41
STL
David Backes  Roughing  - 2 min against  Cody McLeod
06:41
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing  - 2 min against  David Backes
10:17
STL
Vladimir Sobotka  Hooking  - 2 min against  Cody McLeod
13:44
COL
Cody McLeod  Charging  - 2 min against  Ian Cole
2nd Period
05:25
COL
Cameron Gaunce  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ryan Reaves
15:05
STL
Ryan Reaves  Boarding  - 2 min against  Cody McLeod
19:48
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan Reaves
19:48
STL
Ryan Reaves  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
3rd Period
08:23
STL
Ian Cole  Interference  - 2 min against  Joel Chouinard
goalie stats
Jake Allen
Jake Allen
SA: 25TOI: 59:47
GA: 2SV%: .920
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 24TOI: 58:41
GA: 2SV%: .917
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