ST. LOUIS -- After a two-game span in which they scored 11 goals, the St. Louis Blues' scoring woes returned in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
The Blues mustered one goal despite putting 45 shots on net. They missed the net 22 times, including an open net chance for Vladimir Tarasenko early in the third period, and had 15 more blocked.
"Before we were talking how we couldn't score, I don't think we were generating a whole lot of chances," Blues forward Brayden Schenn told NHL.com. "Tonight, I don't know how many we had. We did whatever we could, we threw them at the net, we got second chances, third chances, hit posts, just one of those nights it wasn't able to go in."
St. Louis needs to find its offense fast. The Blues (37-28-5, 79 points) sit four points behind the Dallas Stars (38-26-7, 83 points) for the second wild card and five points behind Colorado (38-24-6, 82 points), who has the first wild card. >> Read more
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