Stewart looks to continue his success against the Blues when the visiting Avalanche try to sweep the season series for the first time in four seasons Tuesday night.
Colorado (39-23-6) outscored St. Louis 16-5 in winning the first three matchups of 2009-10, due largely to Stewart. The Avalanche’s leading goal scorer has six goals and four assists versus the Blues, recording his first career hat trick in a 7-3 victory March 6.
“It will be one of my lifetime memories,” Stewart said. “I’ll never forget it.”
Three of the five games in which Stewart has recorded at least three points this season have come against the Blues (32-27-9), who went 0-2-2 versus the Avalanche in 2005-06.
That’s exactly what happened to Mason in a 4-2 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. He gave up three goals on seven shots in the first period before Conklin entered.
The Blues are in 10th place in the Western Conference after a 4-2 road trip.
St. Louis went 1 for 6 on the power play and is 7 for 47 in the last 10 games. The Blues are 0 for 8 against Colorado this season.
“I think we’re shooting and getting more shots through,” Stastny said. “You can’t get too cute. Sometimes when you get shots off, that’s when plays open up.”
Stastny scored two goals for the second straight game and has 12 points in a seven-game run. Stewart recorded his 26th goal Sunday and has nine goals and 10 assists in his last 11 contests.
“Our goaltending was outstanding this afternoon, just like it’s been all season,” coach Joe Sacco said.
The Blues are playing their first home game since Feb. 13. They won three straight at Scottrade Center heading into the Olympic break.