The Colorado Avalanche will attempt to end the series against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The Avalanche currently lead the series 3-1 and won the last matchup 6-3. Nazem Kadri scored three goals in the win. If the Avalanche win the series, it would be their first Western Conference Finals since 2002.
Game 5 will take place at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado and will be broadcast on TNT. Fans without wires who want to stream the game can use online streaming services like Sling and DirecTV. DirecTV offers a free trial and Sling offers 50% off your first month.
Fans wishing to attend the games can purchase tickets online through StubHub, Vividseats and TicketNetwork.
How to watch Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues (Game 5 | NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022)
What TV channel is the game on? What time will it start? – Wednesday’s game begins at 8:00 p.m. EST at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The game will be televised nationally via TNT.
Information about the live stream: noose | Direct TV | WatchTNT – If you have cable, you can use your cable provider’s credentials to watch on WatchTNT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game on smart TVs and streaming devices via Sling and DirecTV. DirecTV offers a free trial and Sling offers 50% off your first month.
Additional information from Associated Press:
Nazem Kadri put his hand to his ear to absorb the boos from the St. Louis fans after one of his three goals. He nodded her direction several times, followed by another.
“Hey, I have to remember that,” the Colorado Avalanche forward said afterwards.
By far the best player on the ice in Game 4, Kadri was fueled by disturbing threats he received that led to increased security. He was also fueled by simply giving his team a lift in a 6-3 win.
Kadri became the first Avalanche player to score a playoff hat-trick away from home. His contributions helped Colorado take a 3-1 lead in the second round with a chance to end the Blues Wednesday (8 p.m. EDT, TNT) in Denver.
The Avalanche are looking to advance to their first Western Conference Finals since 2002, when Hall of Famers Joe Sakic, Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy starred (they lost to Detroit in seven games).
Not that they’d let their minds wander to that possibility yet. Still work to do.
“We’re just concentrating on the next shift, the next period. We’re not looking at the outcome or winning the series, whatever it is,” Colorado defenseman Bowen Byram said Tuesday as the St. Louis team returned. “Our focus right now is getting ready for the game and once we’re in the game just the next shift mentality.”
Kadri was praised by his teammates for his ability to keep his composure in the face of racist death threats, which prompted the team to work with local law enforcement to conduct investigations.
He was praised for keeping his cool when the blues got crisp too. In the second period Pavel Buchnevich was called for roughing by Kadri and David Perron for counter checking ( Perron was fined $5,000 by the league Tuesday for the game ).
Kadri didn’t retaliate and it set up a 5-on-3 power play for Colorado, with Kadri scoring right after penalties ran out to make it a three-goal game.
“Loss your nerves and we’ll make you pay for it,” Kadri said.
Kadri has drawn the wrath of blues fans for the second consecutive postseason. It stems from his punch to the head of defender Justin Faulk in Game 2 a year ago, which resulted in Kadri’s eight-game ban.
Hostility only increased after Game 3 of that series when he and St. Louis defender Calle Rosen clashed, landing Kadri in goaltender Jordan Binnington’s lap. It knocked Binnington out of the game – and out of the series – with a lower body injury.
As a result, Kadri received death threats and racist insults. Some of the hateful comments were shared on Instagram via the account dedicated to the Kadri family cat, Jazzy. The NHL Players’ Association condemned Tuesday’s attacks.
“People need to be aware that something like this is still happening,” said Kadri, who is of Lebanese descent. “It’s hurtful. I know a lot of people might not have to deal with it and might not understand what it feels like, but people are trying, which I appreciate.
“At the end of the day, I’m a good hockey player and I try to take care of my team and put all of that aside.”
Kadri put aside the threats and bad blood to take his game to another level. He is the eighth different player in Colorado/Quebec history to hit a postseason hat-trick.
“The way he played last night showed how strong he is,” said Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen, who scored his first goal of the 2022 playoffs with a few ticks on the clock in an empty net. “Good player.”
The Blues are now going into regroup mode. They are 2-12 overall in a best-of-seven series if they trail 3-1.
“We have to skate. We didn’t skate (Monday),” said St. Louis coach Craig Berube, whose team defeated the Avs in Game 2 in Denver. “We weren’t heavy enough. We didn’t win enough 50-50 fights. This must be a must. You have to skate and win 50-50 battles. We need a lot more people to do that. A lot more.”
For Kadri, the game will remain an achievement to be cherished.
“I wanted to come out and really put my stamp on this game,” Kadri said. “I tried to do it as best as I could. It felt great, especially on the road. It was pure.”