|COL||1||2||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|STL||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Jones and Luke Walker scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
The loss spoiled the Blues debut of goalie Jaroslav Halak, who played the entire game and made 15 saves.
Halak was acquired from Montreal in the offseason after he led the Canadiens to playoff upsets of the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins last spring.
He signed a four-year contract with St. Louis in July.
Kevin Shattenkirk had the other goal for Colorado, and T.J. Galiardi had two assists for the Avalanche.
Peter Budaj played the first 22 minutes, 14 seconds for Colorado and made nine saves on 10 shots to earn the win.
Patrik Berglund scored St. Louis' only goal.
|Kevin Shattenkirk (1) Slapshot - ASST: TJ Galiardi (1), Mark Olver (1)|
1 - 0 COL
|SHG - Patrik Berglund (1) Snap shot - ASST: T.J. Oshie (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|David Jones (1) Tip-in - ASST: TJ Galiardi (2), Mark Olver (2)|
2 - 1 COL
|Luke Walker (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ben Walter (1)|
3 - 1 COL
|Mark Olver Hooking - 2 min against Patrik Berglund|
|Dave Scatchard Interference on goalkeeper - 2 min against Peter Budaj|
|Ryan O'Reilly Hooking - 2 min against Barret Jackman|
|Nathan Oystrick Holding - 2 min against David Van Der Gulik|
|Brandon Yip Hooking - 2 min against Dave Scatchard|
|Mike Carman Holding - 2 min against Nathan Oystrick|
|Nick Drazenovic Hooking - 2 min against Ryan O'Reilly|
|Ryan Stoa Interference - 2 min against Brad Winchester|
|Daniel Winnik Roughing - 2 min against Anthony Peluso|
|Barret Jackman served by Ryan Reaves Roughing - 2 min|
|Barret Jackman Roughing - 2 min|
|Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min|
|Anthony Peluso Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min|
|Mark Olver Hi-sticking - 2 min against Erik Johnson|
|SA: 24||TOI: 30:43|
|GA: 0||SV%: 1.000|
|SA: 10||TOI: 29:16|
|GA: 1||SV%: .900|
|SA: 18||TOI: 57:24|
|GA: 3||SV%: .833|