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Avs take 1-0 playoff series lead over Blues

Gabriel Landeskog also added a third-period goal by tipping in a blue-line blast from MacKinnon.

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal 30 seconds into the third period and later added an empty-netter, Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night. 

Gabriel Landeskog also added a third-period goal by tipping in a blue-line blast from MacKinnon.

Cale Makar got things started with a power-play goal in the first period. 

Game 2 is on Wednesday night.

Jordan Kyrou scored his first postseason goal for a Blues team missing leading scorer David Perron, who’s out due to the NHL’s virus protocols.

> Video Above: Colorado Eagles defenseman Nate Clurman is climbing toward childhood dream of playing for the Avalanche 

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