Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Wilds of Minnesota tonight at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9pm ET/7pm in the mountains and can be seen on Altitude and NHLtv. Moser’s radio call will be available as usual from the NHL app and Gamecenter.
Lots to think about here. First off, the Avs are retiring Milan Hejduk’s #23 jersey before the game tonight. So that’s a big deal. The Avs have a chance to take over Minnesota’s spot in the final WC wild card standings with a win (and an Anaheim loss). That sounds like a big deal but really isn’t. Even so, in the playoffs sounds better than not in the playoffs. Too bad Tim Peel is officiating tonight just to throw in a random dog with a hand grenade in it’s mouth type of feeling.
Aside from all that, the same lineup as vs Columbus will go again tonight. Let’s hope the staff keep the 4th line away from the opponent’s top pair D’s this time.
Remember, be in your seats by 5:45!
Landy – Mack – Mikko
Nieto – Carl – Comeau
Wilson – Jost – Bourque
Greer – Kerf – Yak
Big Z – EJ
Nemeth – Barbs
Girard – Lindy
Scratch: Mironov, Varlamov (LBI), Andrighetto (LBI)
Injured: Compher (UBI), Barrie (hand), Kamenev (arm)
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The Avs have a week off before taking on the Stars