DENVER - NOVEMBER 15: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche and Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues have words with one another just before they started fighting in the third period at the Pepsi Center on November 15 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Blues 6-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues Fall To Colorado Avalanche 3-2 At The Pepsi Center

The St. Louis Blues couldn't score on Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the third period as they lost 3-2 in Denver.

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VIDEO: Avalanche's Controversial Goal Costs Blues A Point Or Two

What Blues game would be complete without some random call that can be debated ad infinitum by fans? None, that’s what. Last night’s was a bit more costly to the Blues than a questionable penalty or a missed call. I’m talking about, of course, the Jay McClement goal that may or may not be a goal. Witness:

The puck is riiiight on the goal line as Alex Pietrangelo and Matt D’Agostini hit Brian Elliott back into the net, knocking the goal off of its posts. Did it cross before the net came off entirely? Darren Pang emphatically said yes, and heaven knows that FoxSports Midwest showed the replay enough times and from enough angles. Unfortunately, I have to agree with Panger. The net was still on the goal peg when the puck went in. Here’s the determining rule:

78.5 (x) When the net becomes displaced accidentally. The goal frame is considered to be displaced if either or both goal pegs are no longer in their respective holes in the ice, or the net has come completely off one or both pegs, prior to or as the puck enters the goal.

Perhaps the guys could just work on crashing the opponent’s net instead of their own next time.

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St. Louis Blues Vs. Colorado Avalanche Final Score: Blues Fall In Denver 3-2

Something had to give in Denver on Wednesday, with the St. Louis Blues riding a seven-game road point streak and the Colorado Avalanche winning outright in seven consecutive games at the Pepsi Center. The surging Blues peppered the Avalanche with shots on goal, but Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere dazzled in net to key a 3-2 win for the Avs. With the loss, St. Louis falls to 19-10-4 with 42 points, while the Avalanche are now 17-17-1 with 35 points.

The Blues out-shot Colorado 39-22, but Giguere was up for the challenge. Several of his 37 saves were spectacular. The Blues entered the third trailing 3-2, and despite out-shooting Colorado 11-1 in the final period, they could not find a way to get the puck past Giguere.

The Avalanche scored two goals in the first 5:13 of the game, and just one after. Paul Stastny (11th of the season), Cody McLeod (2) and Jay McClement (6) scored goals for Colorado in the win. David Backes (11) and Chris Stewart (5) each scored in the second period for the Blues to briefly knot the game at 2-2.

For more coverage, visit our Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey and our Blues blog St. Louis Game Time.

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St. Louis Blues Vs. Colorado Avalanche Score Update: St. Louis Scores Twice, Cuts Denver's Lead to 3-2

The St. Louis Blues entered the second period down 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi, but two quick goals helped the Blues get their deficit down to just one as the second period ended on Wednesday. St. Louis trails 3-2 with a period remaining, and have out-shot Colorado 28-21 thus far.

David Backes scored his 11th goal of the year off a feed from Carlo Colaiacovo to give the Blues their first goal of the night three minutes into the second period. Chris Stewart would tie the contest at 2-2 for the Blues when he beat Jean-Sebastian Giguere for his fifth score of the season. Stewart's goal was assisted by Patrik Berglund and David Perron.

The Avalanche hold a 23-22 edge in faceoffs, while the Blues are leading in hits 16-15.

For more coverage, visit our Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey and our Blues blog St. Louis Game Time.

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St. Louis Blues Vs. Colorado Avalanche Score Update: St. Louis Trails 2-0 After The First Period

The St. Louis Blues entered their Wednesday night contest with the Colorado Avalanche as winners of five of their last six, but the Blues will have some work to do if they want to earn another W. The Blues trail Colorado 2-0 at the Pepsi Center after the first period.

Paul Stastny put the Colorado Avalanche on the board just four minutes into the game with his 11 th goal of the season. The assists went to Matt Hunwick and Stefan Elliot. Cody McLeod would push Colorado's lead to 2-0 minutes later. Kevin Porter and Jan Hejda assisted on the score.

St. Louis out-shot the Avs 14-10 in the period. The hits were even at 7, and Colorado held a slight edge in faceoff wins, 10-9.

Three Avs players were charged with two minute minors in the period. The Blues had zero penalties.

For more coverage, visit our Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey and our Blues blog St. Louis Game Time.

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St. Louis Blues At Colorado Avalanche: Two Seven-Game Streaks On The Line

The Avalanche have a seven game home winning streak on the line tonight, while the Blues need to piece together points in seven straight road games to keep on climbing the standings.

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