The Blues ended the regular season on a sour note with a 5-2 loss to the Avalanche yesterday. Goalie Brent Johnson allowed three first period goals. While St. Louis responded with two scores in the second period, they never got any closer. The Blues will face the Canucks on Thursday to open up the first round of the playoffs on the road. Face off will be at 9:30. Game two is on Saturday. St. Louis is making its 24th straight trip to the post season.