2022 NHL Playoffs: Avalanche roll to 5-2 win and 2-1 series lead; Blues G Jordan Binnington leaves with injury

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was astonishing in Game 2 of his group’s second-round playoff series versus the Colorado Avalanche, gathering 30 conserves to hand the Avs their very first loss this postseason. But Binnington suffered an injury that knocked him out of the video game in the very first duration of Game 3, and Colorado made the most of his lack with a 5-2 win. 

After racing to a one-goal lead less than 4 minutes into the video game, the Binnington-less Blues permitted 3 straight objectives over the very first 2 durations. Blues center Ryan O’Reilly cut Colorado’s result in one with an objective at 19:30 of the 2nd, however that was the degree of St. Louis’ resurgence. Colorado held the Blues scoreless in the 3rd duration and scored 2 empty-netters to get a 2-1 series lead. 

Artturi Lehkonen led Colorado with 2 objectives, consisting of among the empty-netters at 19:02 of the 3rd duration. Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper taped 29 conserves.

The Blues struck initially at 3:55 of the very first duration, when defenseman Colton Parayko fired a slapshot with sufficient force for the puck to break Devon Toews’ stick prior to skyrocketing into the internet.

The video game turned, nevertheless, when Blues defenseman Calle Rosen and Colorado center Nazem Kadri crashed into Binnington at 6:45 of the very first duration. Binnington tried to stay in the video game however could not, requiring Ville Husso — who began the Blues’ very first 3 championship game — to action in. 

Colorado right away smelled blood in the water and their effective offense blew up. Right wing Logan O’Connor connected the video game with an objective at 10:57 of the very first, and Kadri offered Colorado its very first lead with another at 13:38 of the 2nd. Lehkonen scored his very first objective at 17:15 of the 2nd to make it 3-1 Colorado. 

It was a rough video game for Husso, who went 1-2 over the Blues’ very first 3 championship game prior to the group placed Binnington. Husso stopped just 19 of the 23 shots he dealt with.

Binnington’s status for Game 4 is unidentified, however his group undoubtedly requires him. The 28-year-old has actually been excellent given that he entered the lineup this postseason, entering Saturday’s video game with an objectives versus average of 1.75 and a .948 conserve portion.

After the video game, Blues coach Craig Berube slammed Kadri for the play that knocked Binnington out. 

“Look at his reputation,” Berube stated. “That’s all I have to say.” 

Game 4 is set for Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET in St. Louis. 

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