Can the St. Louis Blues force a game seven with a win tonight in game six in St. Louis? Read below to see the game preview for game six.
It’s a stand-alone game on Friday night between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche. After the miraculous comeback on Wednesday night in game five, the Blues are on the brink of elimination again. Is this where St. Louis turns the series around in their favor to force a game seven and put Colorado on their heels?
To be honest, most people thought the series was over on Wednesday night, especially after falling behind 3-0 in the first period. St. Louis had kept Nathan MacKinnon quiet for most of the series until he erupted for two goals in the first period.
If St. Louis can win a game where Nathan MacKinnon dominates, there is no reason they cannot come from behind and win this series. The Pittsburgh Penguins have already blown one 3-1 lead in the postseason, will Colorado make it two?
Game five magic
Game five was a classic case of the St. Louis devil magic. St. Louis trailed 3-0 after one period of play and MacKinnon had two goals at this point. The Blues played a much better second period and chipped away at the Colorado lead with a goal by Vladimir Tarasenko.
In the third and possible last period of the season, St. Louis had to force pressure on Colorado and they did just that with a goal by Robert Thomas, his first of the postseason, and Justin Faulk scored as well to tie the game at three.
Just when you thought that St. Louis was taking control of the game, MacKinnon scored the best goal of the postseason and arguably one of the best in his career. Two minutes after St. Louis tied the game, MacKinnon went coast to coast for the hat-trick. Hats came raining down to the ice causing a stoppage in play.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 26, 2022
This gave the Blues enough time to regroup and put together one final attack to save their season. With Ville Husso being pulled for the empty net, it was Thomas who struck again for St. Louis on the tap-in goal after a Tarasenko shot. Ball Arena was stunned once again.
After forcing overtime, it gave both teams a chance to reset in the locker room. A guy who had not played much the entire game became the hero for St. Louis when Tyler Bozak stole the puck and scored to win the game for St. Louis.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 26, 2022
Game six in St. Louis
St. Louis is a special sports city because of how supportive everyone is of each other. With only two major sports teams in the city, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues support each other very often. Just by watching Twitter, you can see how fired up Adam Wainwright gets, how much Yadier Molina loves the Blues or Skip Schumaker getting excited about game six in St. Louis.
There is something special about game sixes in St. Louis. Can the Blues add to that tonight and head back to Colorado for a game seven on Sunday? If the Blues were to force a game seven, it would be played at 7 p.m. CT on Sunday.
For the Blues to force a game seven, they have to find a way to win at home. The Blues are typically a good team at home but have lost both home games in this series. Staying patient and playing good defense will be a huge key in this game for St. Louis.
If the Blues can win a game where MacKinnon goes off, then there is no reason they cannot force a game seven and win the series. They have to play out of the Colorado zone and get as much pressure on Darcy Kuemper as they can.
Game six information
Location: Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO
Game time: 8:30 p.m. CT
Radio: 101.1 ESPN St. Louis, NHL App
Game six betting odds and lines via DraftKings
Spread: Colorado -1.5
Money Line: Colorado -175
St. Louis +150