Johnny Gaudreau’s overtime goal against the Dallas Stars essentially means the Avalanche and St. Louis Blues get to get started one night earlier than they might have, with their own second-round playoff series. The Avs will play Game 1 against the Blues Tuesday night at Ball Arena, at 7:30.
If the Stars had won tonight, the Avs-Blues series likely would have started Wednesday night, because of some arena/TV conflicts with both the NBA Mavericks and NHL Stars playing at the same time. The Stars are eliminated now though, so Game 1 is Tuesday, Game 2 on Thursday, then Games 3 and 4 in St. Louis on Saturday and Monday.
I will be in St. Louis for Games 3 and 4, and your Avs Travel Tip Jar donations are always welcome, yes sir and yes ma’am. Here is the link to get to the Jar. I’ve already scored good deals on airfare and hotel ($52 a night for a decent airport hotel, the latter) so it won’t be a fortune either way.
Here is the series schedule: