[5:00 PM] Avalanche @ Blues

Who will WIN this matchup?

Colorado Avalanche (5-5-0)

@ St. Louis Blues (6-4-2)


Starting Goalies:

Semyon Varlamov(COL): Confirmed

Jake Allen (STL): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Colorado Avalanche: (+160)

St. Louis Blues: (-170)


Goals have not come easily of late for the Colorado Avalanche, who hope to break out when they visit the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Colorado has been limited to fewer than two goals in four of its last five games, including Saturday’s 1-0 home triumph over Minnesota, and has netted more than three tallies only three times in its first 10 contests this season.

Jarome Iginla will grab sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list when he plays in his 1,485th career game on Sunday. The 39-year-old right wing, who will pass Rod Brind’Amour, also is three penalty minutes shy of becoming the ninth player in NHL history to record 1,000 and 600 goals. Mikko Rantanen, a 20-year-old right wing from Finland, recorded an assist Saturday for his first point in 14 career contests.

Alex Steen notched an assist in his second straight game but remains one goal shy of 200 for his career. The 32-year-old left wing also is nine assists away from 300 and 10 points shy of the 500 plateau. Ryan Reaves, who has yet to record a point this season, needs two penalty minutes to hit the 600 mark after collecting seven in Saturday’s victory.

The Blues are 29-1-2 at home since the start of 2015-16 – including the playoffs – when allowing fewer than three goals.

Colorado C John Mitchell was in the lineup Saturday after clearing waivers earlier in the day.

St. Louis hasn’t scored fewer than two goals in four consecutive home games since Oct. 24-Nov. 5, 2009.


StreakSmarts Pick: St. Louis Blues

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick