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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pre-game vs Minnesota - Mar 11, 2007

This is going to be a quick one as I just got back from a wedding 5 hours away and have to duck out again for the afternoon. So I likely won't get a chance to see the game until later tonight, if at all. But I'll have a post-game up regardless just to keep the flow going.

With 14 games left, the Avalanche play divisional opponents 10 more times. Mathematically, that is enough to swing themselves into the playoffs. But it all has to start with a win this afternoon against the Minnesota Wild. And after a 3 day layoff, the Avs better come out with some energy because the Wild are a high-flying team.

This is also a big game for Paul Stastny although he has been humble enough in interviews to not make a bit fuss of it. If he gets a point tonight, he will break the NHL rookie point-streak record with 18 straight games. He tied the record in style on Thursday with 2 assists in the Avalanche win over Buffalo. If he and Hedjuk continue their chemistry, I see no reason why he won't break the record today.

That's all I've got in me as I'm being heckled to get ready. Enjoy the game and give some extra cheers for me.

Injuries
Brisebois - back, LTI
Leopold - wrist, IR
Turgeon - calf, IR
Svatos - groin, day-to-day
Skrastins - knee, day-to-day

Boogard - back, day-to-day
Walz - upper body, day-to-day

Hot
Stastny has 15 in 9, Hejduk has 6 in 3, Wolski has 3 in 3, Mclean has 3 in 4.

Bouchard has 3 in 2, Rolston, White, Skoula, Burns and Moore all have 2 in 2.

Cold
Brunette has 1 in 4.

Hall has 0 in 7.

Goaltenders
Peter Budaj - 23-15-4, 2.72 GAA, .906 save pct
Niklas Backstrom - 14-8-5, 2.23 GAA, .924 save pect

Standings
Colorado - 34-29-5, 4th in NW, 9th in West
Minnesota - 38-24-7, 2nd in NW, 7th in West

2 Comments:

B_Washington said...

where's the post game.. or is it too depressing to write about? :(

Bummer of a loss

Shane Giroux said...

Got tied up again (not in a good way). Hopefully I'll be settled down a bit soon and can do both pre- and post- games for all the games

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