St. Louis Blues left winger David Perron was placed on the NHL COVID-19 protocols just days before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Works hard. Puts up a lot of points. Blues fans also missed Perron. Not only is he an offensive powerhouse St.Louis Blues Pillow, he also an all-around good forward who can fill the team leadership void https://www.stprostoreonline.com/Dale_Hawerchuk_Flag-142. His absence made the heart grow fonder, but in a negative way. The Blues braced for the playoffs without Perron. When asked about Perron status, Blues head coach Craig Berube repeatedly told the media: avid on the COVID-19 protocol list right now. The Blues lost 5-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 4 at Enterprise Center on Sunday. Blues goals came from Vladimir Tarasenko scored both goals. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington made 29 saves in a losing effort. Avalanche goals came from Brandon Saad, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, and Valeri Nichuskin. Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves for the victory. Hear from Craig Berube, Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko after a season-ending loss in Game 4. stlblues View this post on InstagramA post shared by Ana Kieu (itsanakieu)The Blues were short-staffed, outmatched, and outplayed in the first round. The officiating was only part of the equation. The series was lopsided. But the Blues finished the regular season strong and made the playoffs, which I sure made the late Bobby Plager proud. Some Blues fans didn even think they make the playoffs this year. Had Perron been healthy, the Blues first line woulde been a threat. Blues captain Ryan Oeilly is his long-time line mate at center Erik Foley T-Shirt. Perron was usually on the right wing. The pair have extensive experience and chemistry as theye previously played on the same line for a while. But Perron is still sidelined and the Blues were tested by the Avalanche. Mike Hoffman was arguably the next man up as his sniper shot reigns supreme on the power play. However, St. Louis couldn neutralize Colorado first line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen. The Blues struggled to get shots, let alone score, and that hurt them a lot.