Only three NHL teams have managed to win their first-round series in fewer than seven games. Two of them were Avalanche and Blues. Now the Central Division rivals are fighting for the right to play in the Western Conference Finals.
Colorado managed to finish off Nashville with ease on the first lap. The Avalanche were the only team to secure a win, beating the Predators in four straight games thanks to strong efforts from Nathan MacKinnon (five goals) and Cale Makar (10 points).
Meanwhile, the Blues beat the higher seeded Wild in a six-game streak. David Perron has played for the Blues and has led the team in goals (five), assists (four) and points (nine) after the first-round series.
It will be a long time before the Blues cool down the red-hot Avalanche, but the seasonal streak between the pair has been close. Colorado won 2-1, but scored just one goal more than the Blues (12-11).
Here’s how you can watch Avalanche and Blues battle it out in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinals series.
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What channel is Avalanche vs Blues Game 1 running on?
- Date: Tuesday May 17th
- TV channel: TNT (US) | SportsNet, CBC (Canada)
- Live broadcast: Sling TV
Game 1 of the Avalanche vs. Blues series will be broadcast on TNT in the US. Viewers in Canada can watch the game on SportsNet and CBC.
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Avalanche vs. Blues Game 1 start time
- Date: Tuesday May 17th
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT
Game 1 of the Avalanche vs. Blues series is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 17 at 9:30pm ET. The game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, home of the Avalanche.
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Avalanche vs Blues Game 1 Odds
- puck line: Avalanche -1.5 (+104) | Blue +1.5 (-125)
- money line: Avalanche -225 | Blue’s +187
The Avalanche are heavily favored to win the first game of their series against the Blues. Colorado is yet to lose in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs after beating the Predators in their first-round series. The Blues, meanwhile, beat the Wild in a six-game streak.
Colorado and St. Louis met three times during the regular season. The Avalanche won the Season Series 2-1 but beat the Blues by just one goal (12-11).
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Today’s NHL playoff schedule
|Game||Match||time (ET)||TV station (USA)||TV station (Canada)|
|game 1||Panthers vs Lightning||19 o’clock||TNT||SportsNet, CBC|
|game 1||Avalanche vs Blues||9:30 p.m||TNT||SportsNet, CBC|