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The Avalanche were less than one minute away from advancing to the Western Conference finals on Wednesday. The Blues had other plans.
After Robert Thomas tied the game with 56 seconds left on a rebound goal, Tyler Bozak ripped a slap shot by Darcy Kuemper to give the Blues a 5-4 OT win, keeping their season alive for at least one more game.
Now, Colorado is attempting to close the series out again as they hold a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 on Friday night. St. Louis has the same plan as it did just two nights ago — win a game and keep their hopes of a Stanley Cup alive.
Colorado has lost in the second round in four consecutive postseasons, but a win tonight will change that, giving them their first Western Conference finals appearance since 2001, when they hoisted the Stanley Cup.
The winner of this matchup will go on to play the Oilers, who ended their second-round series with the Flames on Thursday night thanks to Connor McDavid’s OT winner.
Avalanche vs. Blues Game 6 score
Avalanche vs. Blues results, highlights from Game 6
The Sporting News will have live updates of Avalanche vs. Blues Game 6 once the game begins.
1st Period: Blues 1, Avalanche 0
8:53 p.m.: End of the first and the Blues have the lead. St. Louis was on its heels most of the period, but got the lone tally. Shots 13-8 in favor of Colorado.
8:51 p.m.: GOAL! Justin Faulk walks in from the point and whistles one by the right arm of Kuemper. Blues on the board first with a minute to go in the opening frame.
Corner: picked. ✅
— NHLonTNT (@NHL_On_TNT) May 28, 2022
8:46 p.m.: Nothing doing from the Blues on the man-advantage. Three minutes left in the first.
8:41 p.m.: Josh Manson whistled for interference. Hits two Blues player along the wall, but neither have the puck. Looks like he misread the pass. Blues to the PP.
8:33 p.m.: It’s all Avs early. Blues trying to slow them down with their physicality, but have given up a couple of grade-A chances. Husso has been on early.
8:29 p.m.: Avalanche with the better chances early on, but Husso with two pad saves. First is on a Cale Makar shot, then the second is a deflection by Nathan MacKinnon off a Makar shot that hit Husso’s right toe.
8:26 p.m.: Mikko Rantanen with a rebound chance, goes to the backhand but Husso gets the stop. Bad turnover by Justin Faulk leads to the puck staying in the St. Louis zone.
8:24 p.m.: More than five minutes in, slower start to this one. A couple of solid hits, including Brayden Schenn on Nicolas Aube-Kubel.
8:16 p.m.: Puck is down for Game 6.
8:01 p.m.: Starting lines for Game 6:
Landeskog – MacKinnon – Lehkonen
Toews – Makar
Saad – O’Reilly – Perron
Leddy – Parayko
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) May 28, 2022
7:55 p.m.: It will once again be Ville Husso vs. Darcy Kuemper in net.
What channel is Avalanche vs. Blues Game 6 on?
- Date: Friday, May 27
- TV channels: TNT (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch TNT (U.S.) | SN Now (Canada)
Game 6 of the second-round series between the Avs and Blues will be broadcast on TNT in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.
The game can be live streamed on Watch TNT or Sling TV in the United States and SN Now in Canada.
Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NHL playoff game live on Sling TV. With the Sling Orange Sports Extra package, they get $10 off their first month now with access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT and NBATV. NHL playoff games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with Sling Orange, available for $35 per month including $25 the first month for new subscribers.
What time does Avalanche vs. Blues Game 6 start?
- Date: Friday, May 27
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
Colorado and St. Louis go head-to-head in Game 6 on Friday, May 27. Puck drop will be shortly after 8 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Avalanche vs. Blues series schedule
|Tue., May 17||at Colorado||Avalanche 3, Blues 2 (OT)||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Thu., May 19||at Colorado||Blues 4, Avalanche 1||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Sat., May 21||at St. Louis||Avalanche 5, Blues 2||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Mon., May 23||at St. Louis||Avalanche 6, Blues 3||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Wed., May 25||at Colorado||Blues 5, Avalanche 4 (OT)||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Fri., May 27||at St. Louis||8 p.m.||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|*Sun., May 29||at Colorado||8 p.m.||TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
* = if necessary