How to watch Avalanche vs. Blues in Game 5 via live online stream
How to Watch St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 5 Live Online on May 25, 2022: Streaming Options/TV
TNT will host Wednesday’s matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with puck drop set at 8:10 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, who is certainly no saint giving his past history, was subject to threats and racist taunts from people that presumably consider themselves fans of the St. Louis Blues after Kadri collided with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in Game 3 and knocked out of the series. The play wasn’t dirty in my opinion but Kadri has a reputation.
Anyway these threats and racist taunts to Kadri didn’t so much as get a rebuke from Blues coach Craig Berube. With that stage being set Kadri did the best thing he could to answer back at the Blues fans and organization — he fought through a ton of cheap shots and got a hat trick in their house to lead Colorado to a 6-3 win in Game 4 and a commanding 3-1 series lead for the Avalanche.
The Colorado Avalanche can advance to the Western Conference Final with a win in Game 5 of their Western Conference second round series against the St. Louis Blues. TNT will air the game from Ball Arena in Denver. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET. Colorado rolled to a 6-3 win in Game 4 and hold a 3-1 series lead.
The Colorado Avalanche flexed their muscles in the two wins at St. Louis to take command of this series. The Blues looked unhinged in Game 4 with their cheap shots on Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, but yet still watched Kadri put a hat trick up on them. Colorado looks too strong, too deep, too talented and I don’t think St. Louis has any confidence in goalie Ville Husso.
Amatchup between the steamrolling Colorado Avalanche and the high-flying Edmonton Oilers for the Western Conference title would be great viewing.
The NHL playoffs are trending that way, with both the Avalanche and the Connor McDavid-led Oilers holding commanding 3-1 leads in their series.
But first things first: The Avalanche had to finish off the Blues and the Oilers must put out the Calgary Flames one more time.
“It feels good,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told reporters. “We have to get ready to play our best game against St. Louis. It’s a team facing elimination and they’re going to come with their best game. We have to bring ours as well.”
The Blues didn’t come out with much jump on Game 4, but perhaps the prospect of elimination will get their attention ahead of Game 5.
“They’re on the ropes now. So, we’ve got to be ready for anything,” Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram said. “We have the chance to clinch the series on home ice. That’s a pretty big advantage for us, too.”
Thanks to Tampa’s utter dismantling of the Florida Panthers, there’s only one game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight.
And it’s another potential elimination game as Colorado and St. Louis square off in Denver for Game 5.
With a win, the Avalanche can eliminate the Blues for the second straight season and advance to the Conference Finals for the first time in 20 years.
Through four games, the Blues have had no answer for Nazem Kadri. The 31-year-old pending UFA is coming off a hat trick in Game 4 and is up to four goals and seven points in the series. Even though Kadri’s been shot happy recently, he’s still a playmaker by nature.
With that in mind, I’ll take my chances at plus-money with a player who tallied 59 assists in the regular season and plays on a potent power play full of shooters. Sign me up.
In Denver, St. Louis, and nationally the game will be streaming on TNT, which is available with a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM. It’s also available on Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. Since it’s a nationally televised game, it won’t air on your local RSN.
The Colorado Avalanche, led by Mikko Rantanen, face the St. Louis Blues, led by Vladimir Tarasenko, in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs second round series on Monday, May 23, 2022 (5/26/22) at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Avalanche is on the cusp of advancing to the Western Conference final for the first time in 20 years — since 2002 when the club was led by future Hall of Famers Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy and Rob Blake, plus retired jersey members Adam Foote and Milan Hejduk.
The Avs lead the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the conference semifinal series and will advance to play Edmonton or Calgary in the next closest step to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the Blues in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Ball Arena.
The Avs got out to an incredible start in Game 3, dominating play by putting the Blues on their heels. The Avs were first to most loose pucks or won 50-50 battles for them, then they moved it to teammates with relative ease. They outshot St. Louis 15-3 in the first period, and even though the Blues held a 1-0 lead, Colorado knew if it could continue at that level the score would take care of itself. The game plan will be the same on Wednesday, and with the Avs playing in front of a boisterous crowd that will undoubtedly shower Nazem Kadri with love, an early goal would help the Blues realize the end of their season is imminent. Colorado hasn’t scored first in this series.
Blues first-line winger David Perron has four goals in the series, three on the power play, and is a goal shy of Edmonton’s Evander Kane with a playoff-high 10 tallies. The Avs must defend Perron better from the left circle on the power play, where the righty has beat goalie Darcy Kuemper three times. At the same time, Colorado can’t cheat with Perron because lefty Brayden Schenn is equally as dangerous from the right circle as well as Ryan O’Reilly from the goalmouth.
The Avs also need to stay relatively disciplined against Perron, the chippiest player in the series thus far. He took a cross-checking minor against Kadri in Game 4 and tried to elbow him in the head after Kadri’s second goal. Perron also slashed the stick out of Devon Toews’ hands before pitch-forking in the groin area. Bottom line: Don’t take the extra penalty in scraps with Perron or any other Blues player.
Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar combined for eight goals in the four-game sweep against Nashville but neither has scored in the St. Louis series. And Mikko Rantanen, the Avs’ goal-scoring leader in the regular season (35), has just one goal in the playoffs — a meaningless empty-netter with 2 seconds remaining in Game 4. St. Louis has to be worried that if these three guys light the lamp on Wednesday, the series will undoubtedly end.
Certainly, Kadri never should have had to deal with those, no matter how fiery the emotions from Game 3 were. The on-ice bad blood was clear regardless, though, partly because his past playoffs hadn’t earned him much benefit of the doubt — just look back to the playoffs last year, when he was suspended for an illegal check on Justin Faulk. But in Game 4 he fed off of it and answered with a three-goal game. That’s the ideal response from Colorado’s perspective; he’s an incredibly impactful player who can tilt a series by playing his game and frustrating opponents as long as he doesn’t cross the line. sdsadsadadsdsdwwppq