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Avalanche overwhelm playoff-hopeful Blues

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Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche took down the St. Louis Blues, 5-3, in the opener of a home-and-home series.

Cody McLeod, Matt Duchene and Chuck Kobasew each scored a goal for the Avalanche, who have won eight straight at home against St. Louis.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 29 saves for Colorado, which went 2-1-1 on a four- game homestand.

David Backes had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who came into the game needing just one point to clinch a playoff spot. Jaden Schwartz and Kevin Shattenkirk also lit the lamp.

Brian Elliott stopped 15-of-19 shots before being pulled for St. Louis, which sits sixth in the Western Conference. Jake Allen turned aside 11-of-12 shots in relief.

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