NHL: Blues bag big win at home and keep the Avalanche at bay

Saint Louis, Missouri - The St. Louis Blues got their second-straight win against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night with goals aplenty.

Brayden Schenn (l.) celebrates his goal with center Ryan O Reilly.
Brayden Schenn (l.) celebrates his goal with center Ryan O Reilly.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The Blues scored early to get going against the Avs on Monday night, eventually running out 4-1winners.

David Perron (32) led the way for the Blues with one goal and two assists as St. Louis continues to make a push for a playoff spot with just ten games remaining. The Avalanche have already clinched a postseason spot themselves just last week.

The Blues got out front from the start with a goal by Vladimir Tarasenko. His goal was followed up with another one by Brayden Schenn, set up by one of Perron's two assists. St. Louis added to their lead in the second period with another unanswered goal, this time by Perron himself.

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The Blues' shutout was finally broken by Nathan MacKinnon's goal, the only Colorado goal of the game. That score extended MacKinnon's points streak to 14 games for the year. Robert Thomas lit the lamp once more for the Blues to give them the last word.

The Blues have yet to clinch a playoff spot, with their remaining schedule spread across four teams, all within their own division.

On Wednesday, the Blues head to Minnesota to start a three-game stretch against the Wild, while the Avs head to Vegas to take on the Golden Knights.

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Oilers forward Connor McDavid scored three goals and an assist in a big 6-1 win over the Jets on Monday night.
Oilers forward Connor McDavid scored three goals and an assist in a big 6-1 win over the Jets on Monday night.  © IMAGO / Icon SMI

In Calgary, the Canadiens fought just enough to get past the Flames 2-1. And the Senators held firm at home to beat the Canucks 2-1.

Jamie Benn had a four-point night for Dallas as the Stars beat the Hurricanes in overtime, 4-3, while the Predators pulled away from the Panthers to win 4-1.

Edmonton's Connor McDavid got a hat trick, part of a four-point night of his own as the Oilers dominated the Jets 6-1. The Kings easily handled the Ducks 4-1, and the Sharks put down the Coyotes 6-4 out west.

On Tuesday, the Islanders are in DC to face the Capitals, while the Canes and the Stars get involved in a rematch of Monday night's matchup.

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