Colorado Avalanche Look to Learn From Mistakes Against Blues

With their first game finishing in an underwhelming loss, the Colorado Avalanche look to get their first win in a rematch against the St. Louis Blues.

All the build up. All the articles crowning the Avs as future champions. The Colorado Avalanche left their first game having subverted expectations.

Unfortunately, they were the wrong ones.

When the Avs lost 4-1 against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, it was the ultimate down moment for every Avs fan. The hype on the offense — namely Nathan MacKinnon — and the defense — namely Cale Makar — was reduced to a single glimmer from Andre Burakovsky early in the first. The Blues would score four unanswered goals the rest of the game, including two Oskar Sundqvist tallies.

Of course, that’s not mentioning the fact that Devon Toews, another glimmer, would be speared by the shoulder of the Blues’ Sammy Blais, forcing the newly acquired defender off the ice for a large period of the game, and forcing Blais to miss the next two games.

Fortunately, the Avalanche get a mulligan. Going into game two, some thoughts to keep in mind:

The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena today, January 15. The action starts at 7 PM MST. Altitude will show the game broadcast it on 92.5 FM, 950 AM.