Artturi Lehkonen and Bowen Byram of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate Lehkonen’s goal against the St. Louis Blues in the second period during Game Three of the Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center on May 21, 2022, in St Louis, Mo.Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Artturi Lehkonen scored twice Saturday to lead the visiting Colorado Avalanche past the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 of their second-round Western Conference playoff series.
Both teams suffered major casualties. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington exited 6:45 into the game with a lower-body injury when Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed into him.
Earlier in the game, Colorado defenceman Samuel Girard was injured when Ivan Barbashev drove him into the end boards. He was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation of his upper-body injury.