Well, it wasn't the most stunning victory of all time, but a win is a win. The Avalanche probably didn't play well enough to beat a Calgary or an Anaheim, but they were good enough to beat Manny Legace and the Blues.
|- 1, Colorado Goal - Daniel Tjarnqvist (1), from David Jones and Ian Laperriere at 11:20. Penalties - Milan Hejduk, Colorado (tripping), 6:54; Steve Regier, St. Louis (high-sticking), 16:33.|
|- 2, St. Louis Goal - Keith Tkachuk (10), from Eric Brewer at 4:52. 3, Colorado Power-Play Goal - Ryan Smyth (6), from Jordan Leopold and Ruslan Salei at 10:06. Penalties - Cam Janssen, St. Louis (roughing), 9:23.|
|- 4, Colorado Goal - Ian Laperriere (3), from Tyler Arnason and Daniel Tjarnqvist at 8:11. Penalties - Brad Winchester, St. Louis (holding), 1:28; T.J. Hensick, Colorado (high-sticking), 16:00.|