St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4, first in the West Division during the regular season) (27-20-9, fourth in the West Division during the regular season)
Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT in St. Louis
OVER/UNDER is 5.5. FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues +177, Avalanche -221.
FIRST ROUND OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS: The Avalanche are up 3-0 in the series.
In game four, the Colorado Avalanche will try to clinch the first round of the NHL Playoffs by defeating the St. Louis Blues. The clubs will clash for the 12th time this season on Sunday. The Avalanche won the previous matchup 5-1.
Against the remainder of their division, the Blues are 27-20-9. St. Louis has 36 power-play goals, converting 23.2 percent of their opportunities.
The Avalanche are 39-13-4 versus West Division opponents. Colorado has 197 goals and is averaging 3.5 goals per game, which leads the league. Mikko Rantanen is the team’s leader with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 58 points (19 goals, 39 assists). In the previous ten games for St. Louis, Brayden Schenn has four goals and two assists.
Rantanen has 66 points in 66 games for the Avalanche, with 30 goals and 36 assists. Nathan MacKinnon has five goals and four helpers in Colorado’s previous ten games.
Blues are 4-4-2 in their last ten games, averaging 2.7 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties, and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game and posting a.917 save percentage.
Avalanche: 9-1-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.4 assists, 2.6 penalties, and 7.4 penalty minutes per game while allowing 1.8 goals per game with a save percentage of.931.
INJURIES: Mackenzie MacEachern is out (upper body), and Vince Dunn is day to day for the Blues (upper body), Carl Gunnarsson has been ruled out for the season (lower body), Oskar Sundqvist is out for the season, David Perron is day to day (covid-19) (knee).
Jacob MacDonald (lower body), Bowen Byram (upper body), Matt Calvert (undisclosed), and Dennis Gilbert (lower body) are all out for the Avalanche (face).
This report was prepared by the Associated Press using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.