Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues play in seeding round

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St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, first in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, second in the Central Division during the regular season)

Edmonton, Alberta; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EDT

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEEDING ROUND: Colorado and St. Louis face off as part of a round-robin tournament that includes the top four seeds in the conference to determine seeds for the next round.

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues face off in the Western Conference seeding round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The teams meet Sunday for the fifth time this season.

The Avalanche are 10-8-2 against division opponents. Colorado ranks second in the Western Conference averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Nathan MacKinnon with 0.8.

The Blues are 15-7-2 against opponents in the Central Division. St. Louis has converted on 24.3% of power-play opportunities, scoring 49 power-play goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan Graves leads the Avalanche with a plus-40 in 69 games this season. Gabriel Landeskog has five goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Ryan O'Reilly leads the Blues with 61 points, scoring 12 goals and adding 49 assists. Brayden Schenn has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 7-2-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

Blues: 8-2-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon: day to day (undisclosed), Cale Makar: day to day (undisclosed).

Blues: Robert Bortuzzo: day to day (undisclosed), Vince Dunn: day to day (undisclosed).

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