The Blues are 9-3-1 in their last 13 contests and moved into a fourth-place tie with Colorado with a 1-0 blanking of Minnesota on the road on Wednesday. Both the Blues and Avalanche have six games remaining and meet in Denver in the season finale on April 6. Colorado hosts Los Angeles on Thursday.
The Panthers, who have been eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff race, have lost four in a row and six of seven.
On Wednesday, Florida lost at Buffalo, 2-1, in the opener of a four-game road trip. Kristian Huselius had Florida’s only marker, reaching the 20-goal mark for the second straight season.