The St. Louis Blues have kept the game close with their strong power play performances, but the Colorado Avalanche have tenaciously stayed in the game, keeping the score tied at 2-2.
Colorado took the lead early on a D Shane O'Brien goal ten minutes into the first period, but the Blues fought back, turning an early power play into a LW David Perron goal, tying the game at 1-1. The Blues earned a second power play shortly thereafter, and again Perron smashed a a successful shot past Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov.
The Blues have converted both of their only two power plays into goals this Saturday night despite sporting the third-worst power play conversion rate in the NHL at 13%. With minutes remaining in the 2nd Period, the Blues continue to look for ways to crack the Avalanche defense, having landed 23 shots on goal to the Avalanche's 12.
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