The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 last night in Game #7 of their Western Conference semifinal series to capture the series four-games to three. That means the St. Louis Blues will now battle Colorado in the conference finals. The Avalanche will have home-ice advantage in this series with Game #1 facing off at 2:00 p.m. in Denver on Saturday. The first game in St. Louis will be Game #3 on Wednesday night. The Blues have been idle since last Thursday when they completed that four-game sweep of the Dallas Stars in their semifinal series.