The seventh-place Avalanche are one point behind sixth-place
Edmonton, one point ahead of eighth-place San Jose and just
three points ahead of ninth-place Vancouver.
Colorado has lost two of its last thee games, including
Wednesday's 2-1 loss against San Jose. Andrew Brunette gave the
Avalanche the lead in the opening period, only to see the team
surrender goals in each of the next two periods.
The Blues broke a franchise record by losing their 12th straight
game Thursday - a 3-0 defeat against Nashville.
St. Louis, which tied the previous mark of 11 straight losses
earlier this season, has the worst record in the Western