The Blues five game winning streak to start the season ended on Thursday night at Enterprise Center. The Colorado Avalanche scored three unanswered goals to build a lead, then hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Blues.
Colton Parayko scored his first goal of the season in the first period to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. The Avalanche responded with the tying goal in that same period, then added two more in the second to build a 3-1 lead. J.T. Compher scored two of those goals for the Avs. Brayden Schenn scored in the third period to cut the deficit to 3-2. Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar scored 38 seconds later to up their lead to two goals again. Vladimir Tarasenko made it interesting with his fourth goal of the year, making it a 4-3 game with 3:59 to play.
The Blues were outshot badly in the contest, 42-18. Jordan Binnington held St. Louis in the game with 38 saves. The Blues will hope to start a new winning streak on Saturday when the Chicago Blackhawks come to Enterprise Center.