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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Game 6 Preview: Avalanche vs Wild

Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche collides with Todd Fedoruk of the Minnesota Wild during a playoff game
(Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)
Closing time, open all the doors and let you out into the world, closing time turn all of the lights up... Yes, I'll admit I still have that song stuck in my head after all these years. Thankfully it means at least a little something today.

The Avalanche are back home after stealing a win in Minnesota and have a chance to close out the series on home ice.

It's a chance they won't take lightly.

As soon as the final horn sounded on Thursday, the Avalanche players were looking ahead to game 6. There was no laughter or high-fives over what transpired. No time to reflect on why they were dominated so badly. It was time to start focusing on the next game.
"They're a great team, so I'm going to have to be ready for the next one," Theodore said afterward. "They're going to come as hard, I'm sure, because they're just a hard-working team. We're going to have to be ready as a team."
For a goaltender who single-handedly held his team in the game long enough for them to score three goals against the supreme defense and goaltending of the Wild - yes, that was a dig - he certainly doesn't appear to have a swelled head going into the next game.

And how about the Avalanche's ineffective, $6+M cap-space wasting captain? No wait, that's the Vancouver Canucks. The Avalanche's captain continues to lead this team in the dressing room even if he isn't a force on the ice at the moment.
"We're up 3-2," he said Friday. "You have a chance to close it out. Any time you have a chance, you want to try and do it. You don't really want to go back to Minnesota and their own crowd for Game 7. You have an opportunity; you have to find a way to get it done."
Damn straight. When you have an opportunity, strong people will dig down and find a way to get it down.

I still feel that the Colorado Avalanche have more of those strong people than the Minnesota Wild do.

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