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Who Goes up 2-1 Between The St. Louis Blues And Colorado Avalanche?

The St. Louis Blues return home on Saturday night to face the Colorado Avalanche with the series tied 1-1.

Betway has the odds on the game and to me this is  pick em game.

The Blues now know they can beat the Avs after winning their first five postseason games.

Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on game 2...

Colorado can be beaten.

Can you believe it?

One loss, one win and what seemed like an avalanche of change in between.

After the Blues played passenger in their Game 1 loss of this second-round playoff series and before they grabbed the wheel in Thursday's Game 2 win, coach Craig Berube sat his players down for a video review of Game 1 moments that just looked wrong. Preparation for Saturday's Game 3 should be more fun. Berube can point to three periods full of Game 2 moments that just looked right.

When one says the Blues found their game in Game 2, this is what it looks like.

It looks like Vladimir Tarasenko sacrificing his body to block a Samuel Girard shot with a minute left in a game the Blues led by three goals. The Blues played this one through the final horn. Tarasenko’s sacrifice was symbolic. No letting up. That's Berube hockey in a nutshell. If Brayden Schenn's first-period wallop of Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon set the tone from the start, Tarasenko's selflessness toward the end set the tone for Game 3. The Blues refused to hit cruise control before heading home.


So the question is who's going to win?

My heart says Blues but my hockey mind says Avs and leaning on experience, I always go with my mind.

Ejoy the only game on the schedule on Saturday, puck drop is just after 8:00pm ET.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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