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NHL Picks: Avalanche vs Blues Prediction, Lines (May 23)

  • The Avalanche are on the verge of being the first team to head into the second round of the postseason.
  • St. Louis will remain without two of their top defenseman and also their leading points scorer David Perron.
  • Colorado has won 8 straight games overall

Game 4 of the best of 7 series will take place on Sunday afternoon between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues. The Avalanche are in command as they have won all three games so far. The Blues are on the brink of elimination and have shown very few signs of life so far in the series. Colorado is once again a huge favorite to win this game, despite being on the road.

Avalanche vs Blues Schedule

  • Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
  • When: Sunday May 23, 2021; 5:00pm ET
  • How to Watch: NBC Sports Network

Avalanche vs Blues Lines (Vegas)

Avalanche vs Blues Preview

MacKinnon and Company on Fire

Nathan MacKinnon and his line have been absolutely outstanding in this series. The Avalanche top player scored three goals in the Game 2 win, and overall has five goals and two assists in this series. Capitan Gabriel Landeskog has been great as well, with a pair of assists in Games 1 and 2, and he added a third one in the Game 3 win. The Avalanche saw this line dominate all season long, which has pushed them to the top-scoring team in the NHL during the regular season.

May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and left wing J.T. Compher (37) congratulate goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) after a victory over the St. Louis Blues in the third period in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and left wing J.T. Compher (37) congratulate goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) after a victory over the St. Louis Blues in the third period in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

Grubauer Keeps Turning Blues Away

Phillipp Grubauer is the netminder for the Colorado Avalanche, and overall in this series, he has allowed just five goals in three games. In the three wins, he has turned away 75 shots so far. His regular season was one of the best in the league, as he finished with 30 regular-season wins.

Blues Lifeless All Series

The St. Louis Blues just are not getting the job done. Without David Perron, they have struggled to score. The lone goal in Game 3 came short-handed, as Tyler Bozak got on the board. Vladimir Tarasenko has come back from various injuries and has yet to score a point. Captain Ryan O’Reilly is another goal that’s struggled. He was a -3 in both Game 1 and Game 2, but his assist in Game 3 made him even. He had just one shot on goal in the Game 3 loss.

May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) pressures St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) pressures St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly (90) in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

Avalanche vs Blues Prediction & Pick

Who wins the Avalanche vs Blues game tonight:

There are no signs of life that the St. Louis Blues are going to win a game in this series. Not only are they beat up with a ton of injuries, but they also seem like they are pretty lifeless. The home crowd won’t be able to help enough, and once the Avalanche get the lead, the walls are going to cave in for the Blues. Look for Colorado to skate away with an easy first-round series sweep.

Avalanche 5-1 over St. Louis Blues

Avalanche vs Blues Free Pick:

  • Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-110)
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