David Backes had one of the goals against Avalanche.
Defenseman must sit out two games after Olympic Break for slashing Islander player.
St. Louis keeps up franchise record-setting pace to start season.
Team notches 12th win in 17 games, for franchise’s best-ever start.
The Blues have made the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2003-04. They’ve won four in a row at home to match their season best.
The closest St. Louis came to getting anything into his net was when Alexander Steen lost his balance and slid into the goal.
Across three seasons in St. Louis, Oates recorded 286 points including 58 goals and 228 assists in 195 games and ranks 10th in franchise history in assists and 20th in points.