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Blues Go Toe-To-Toe With Avs, Win 3-1

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Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau (L) connects to the face of St. Louis Blues Ryan Reaves as the two fight in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on September 29, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Colorado’s Patrick Bordeleau (L) connects to the face of St. Louis Blues Ryan Reaves as the two fight in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on September 29, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored a tiebreaking power-play in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in a preseason game Thursday night.

David Backes and Patrik Berglund also scored goals and Andy McDonald had two assists for the Blues, who have won five of seven games.

Joakim Lindstrom scored for Colorado, which has dropped three of four.

Ben Bishop stopped 18 shots for St. Louis, and the Avalanche’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished with 29 saves.

Oshie beat Giguere when McDonald’s shot came off the back boards to the other side of the net 9 minutes into the third period.

Berglund scored 3½ minutes later on a shot through Giguere’s pads from the left circle for a two-goal advantage.

Copyright Associated Press

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