That was pretty much the story of the first period between the Avs and Blues here at Ball Arena.
Binner made 13 saves in the period to get the Blues a scoreless tie, despite two Blues power plays to one for Colorado. Cale Makar had the best scoring chance in the period, but was robbed by Binnington on a pad save after Makar streaked down the middle off a Nathan MacKinnon pass.
The Avs have scored one goal in four periods now on the season, despite a very solid first 20 here. Philipp Grubauer had to make a couple of mildly tough saves among his seven.
The Avs had their four-game home-opening victory streak stopped two nights ago by the Blues.
Your first period stat sheet:
A huge Hall and Oates fan doing the music here tonight at Ball. An exclusive entree of between period music by the famed duo, including "Private Eyes: and "Maneater"
— Adrian Dater (@adater) January 16, 2021