St. Louis Blues left wing Jakub Vrana, center, shoots on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Ivan Prosvetov, who stops the shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Denver. At rear is Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The puck sails past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Ivan Prosvetov and hits the frame of the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Denver.
Ross Colton, Artturi Lehkonen and Bowen Byram also had goals, and Cale Makar and Nathan MacKinnon had two assists apiece as Colorado snapped a two-game losing streak. Prosvetov, who got his first win since April 8, was claimed off waivers from Arizona on Oct. 9 after Alexandar Georgiev’s backup Pavel Francouz was placed on injured reserve. He made his Avalanche debut Oct. 26 in Pittsburgh when he spelled Georgiev for the final eight minutes of a 4-0 loss.
Rob Thomas scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 24 shots for St. Louis, which came in having scored just 14 goals in seven games — the second- fewest in the NHL, ahead of only winless San Jose (nine in nine games).Robertson, Dadonov and Marchment score in 2nd period and Stars hold on to beat Flames 4-3Colorado was coming off two straight shutout losses on the road and went 129 minutes, 24 seconds, without scoring before Colton got his second of the season at 8:53 of the first period. headtopics.com
The Avalanche got their 600th home win since relocating from Quebec in 1995. It was also the 900th home victory in franchise history.