Avalanche beat slumping Blues

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DENVER -- Brandon Yip scored twice and Kevin Shattenkirk broke a third-period tie on a power play, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-game skid with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Ryan Stoa added a valuable insurance goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots.

Jay McClement, Eric Brewer and David Backes scored for the Blues, who have lost three straight.

Down two goals late in the game, the Blues scored with 1:27 remaining when Backes knocked in a rebound as Jaroslav Halak was pulled for an extra skater. St. Louis kept up the pressure over the final 30 seconds, but couldn't tie.

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