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KUSA – The Avalanche have a new rival. The Red Wings are the "bad guys" of the past, it's now all about St. Louis for Colorado.

The Avalanche beat the Blues 4-0 Saturday for the 50th win of the season. It was also their first time beating the best team in the Western Conference.

The win and the 2 points were huge for Colorado, but the talk afterwards surrounded the fistacuffs from the 3rd period.

167 combined penalty minutes in all, but the play getting the most talk after the game was the "gutless" play Blues Captain David Backes made on Nathan MacKinnon.

Backes dropped the 18 year old to the ice and then kept on punching even after the rookie was down. Said Roy in his postgame press conference.

"It shows what kind of leader he is, if you're going to go after an 18-year-old," Roy said. "Gutless in my opinion.

St. Louis Head Coach Ken Hitchcock responded to Roy saying, "He always has something to say after every game, so you guys pick up what he wants. I'm worried about my team and the way we played, OK?"

The Red Wings rivalry was the best ever, but now booing the Blues is going to be pretty fun as well.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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