Dubnyk made 31 saves in his debut with the Avs on Wednesday, helping them survive a third-period barrage by the St. Louis Blues to earn a 4-3 road win that kept Colorado four points ahead of the Golden Knights for first place in the West Division. Downturn: Dubnyk had better be up to the task. He was scheduled to back up Philipp Grubauer in St. Louis but got the call when Grubauer went on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol earlier in the day.
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone this week and, with it, several of the contenders loaded up on even more talent. The Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins each added depth at the deadline on Monday to solidify their case as playoff contenders. ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose joined Sport Scene with Steve Russell on Tuesday to break down the deadline.
Mikko Rantanen and J.T. Compher each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Brandon Saad also scored, and Liam O’Brien had a pair of assists for Colorado, which improved to 17-1-2 since March 10, setting a mark for the best 20-game stretch in franchise history. The first 40 minutes, I liked it a lot,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said.