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The Colorado Avalanche Advance To The Western Conference Final

The Avalanche defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-2 to win the series 4-2.

Colorado will host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, May 31st, then play every other night.  The first four games will start at 8pm ET and if more needed, the start time is TBD.

Give credit to the Blues who battled on every shift and left it all on the ice. St. Louis actually held a 2-1 lead with until the Avs tied it with 9:41 to play in the third period..  An enjoyable series to watch.

Colorado tying goal




added 10:58pm, longer vesion of Helm goal is below.

added 11:17pm, Handshakes and highlights are below.  added 11:22pm, Darren Helm post-game, watch below.

Helm GWG










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mrfluffy's avatar

Yeah it’s the Avs…but Darren Fkn Helm.

Atta boy, Helmer.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 05/27/22 at 11:10 PM ET


Good ol’ Helmer picking open corners of the net
like the old days.

Such a maddening game for someone not so enthralled
with the loud Avs hype. No way St. Louis was going to get away
with a one goal lead. So many missed chances with Kuemper out of
position and they couldn’t put on in.

One last time before we move on: if say Brayden Schenn
had driven the net, bumped a defender into Kuemper and then
landed on him, injuring his knee, the Avs would’ve likely lost this series.

Maybe I still can’t stand that team, after all.
And Husso was ok in this game.
But something’s gotta give with so many teams running into and landing on goalies,
seeing that it can really hobble an opponent for the balance of a series.

Posted by lefty.30 on 05/28/22 at 04:02 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

NHL loving this with Makar, Nate Mac, Drai, and McJesus in the western finals!

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/28/22 at 08:11 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Awesome to see helm still as a clutch player in the playoffs.

Stl blew me away with how they competed again the avs. I did not expect that at all, but it was a super tight Matchup.

This next West Matchup is going to be special. If only the games finished before I went to bed!

Posted by TreKronor on 05/28/22 at 08:19 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Way to go Helmer!!  Straight out of the D!

So happy to see former Red Wings succeeding and learning what a winning environment can bring. Good on them!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/28/22 at 01:29 PM ET

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