Roy blanks the Blues

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Patrick Roy stopped all 28 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0. It was Roy's third shutout of the season, all against the Blues.

"I guess sometimes you need one (a shutout) to get on a roll," said Roy. "I felt good today _ like the last game. I was just trying to make save after save, play as good as I could."

Aaron Miller scored the game-winning goal at 7:25 of the first period with a hard slap shot from the right point that beat Grant Fuhr to the glove side.

"When it's 0-0, either team can win and fortunately the puck went in for us," said Miller. "We won the draw, it was fed back to me and I put my head down and blasted it. Fortunately, there were three or four guys in front of the net and it got in."

Adam Deadmarsh had a pair of assist feeding Valeri Kamensky for the game-clincher with 1:25 remaining as the Avalanche overcame an inept power play, going 0-for-5 with a man advantage, managing just one shot.

"There's nothing happening," Avs coach Bob Hartley said. "We were standing still. Sometimes one of the two units will pick it up, but both units were having problems."

St. Louis also missed on their three power-plays, but were more frustrated for lack of intensity and failure to create traffic at Colorado's net.

"We got some shots, but the effort to get in front of him to screen, to tip and to rebound, we weren't desperate in that area," St. Louis coach Joel Quenneville said. "I don't think we paid the price in the scoring area."

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