DENVER (AP) -- Having won only twice in 11 home games, the Colorado Avalanche are looking for help anywhere they can get it.
"All we've heard has been the negative talk,'' said Keane, who scored just his third goal. "Sure, we would have liked to win more at home, but we have played some real good teams and we are proud of that.''
"We showed a lot of character tonight, coming back from a
two-goal deficit twice,'' Colorado coach Bob Hartley said. "Our
club made a couple of mistakes that cost us goals, but we also did
a lot of good things.''
The Blues took a 4-3 lead early in the third period on goals by
Salvador and Stillman. Salvador converted a pass from Stillman at
50 seconds, and Stillman stole the puck from Colorado defensemen
Derek Morris and stuffed the puck past Roy at 2:57.
"We jumped their defensemen pretty good on those plays,''
Stillman said. "The puck just jumped over the defenseman's stick
on my goal.''
Sakic set up Keane's wrist shot from the middle of the right
circle to tie it 4-4 at 7:31.
"The best part about this was we got back up twice after being
down,'' Keane said. "We can build on what we did.''
St. Louis outshot the Avalanche 6-0 in overtime. Roy made big
saves on Tkachuk and Stillman during a Blues power play.
Mellanby extended the St. Louis lead to 2-0, stealing a pass
from Morris and sending a one-timer past Roy at 10:19 of the second
Colorado scored three unanswered goals, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
apart, to take a 3-2 lead. Nedorost deflected a pass from Martin
Skoula into the net at 12:29.
"We were playing perfect until Nedorost's goal,'' St. Louis
coach Joel Quenneville said. "We had given them nothing, and all
of a sudden they had a lot of life.''
The St. Louis penalty-killing unit, ranked 29th on the
road, was perfect in four chances. ... Christian Laflamme was
leveled by a check from Peter Forsberg midway through the third
period. ... Injured Avalanche C Dean McAmmond participated in the
morning skate. McAmmond (sore back) has yet to play this season.
... Scott Parker was held out because of a bruised right hand. ...
Colorado is 2-4-5-1 at home. Sakic already has 20 penalty minutes
after accumulating 18 all last season.