Avalanche: Colorado Sweeps St. Louis, Advances to Second Round of Playoffs

With a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche have swept their opponents out of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2021 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche will meet the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the first time these two have met since the 2001 Western Conference Final.

Blues: Alexander Steen Retires

St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen has announced his retirement from the NHL. The team made the announcement Thursday, with the 36-year-old announcing his retirement due to a back injury sustained during the 2019-2020 NHL season. The team noted “multiple levels of degenerative herniated discs of his lumbar spine.” Steen spent the last dozen seasonsContinue reading “Blues: Alexander Steen Retires”

Canadiens: Montreal Acquires Jake Allen in Swap with St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues traded goalie Jake Allen and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round and seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 30-year-old netminder comes with a $4.3 million cap hit, but there’s just a year remaining. That will give the Habs the NHL’s highest-priced goaltending tandem,Continue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Acquires Jake Allen in Swap with St. Louis”