The Avalanche are riding their longest winning streak in two months after topping the Edmonton Oilers in a shootout on Saturday. Unfortunately, about two hours before Stoa's first-ever NHL shootout attempt, the Dallas Stars went to overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers, thus eliminating the Avalanche from playoff contention. Yes, it is official; the Avalanche are now playing for pride, glory, a good draft pick, a job next year or, simply a paycheck. But they aren't playing for the postseason.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are still alive...but at 9 points back their season is effectively over as well. I think that might make for an entertaining game. The Blue Jackets have been shut out in their last two home games (Detroit and New Jersey), but beat Minnesota 5-4 in a road game sandwiched in between. The Avalanche had one of their better all-around efforts in a long time on Saturday and hope to build on that tonight. Personally, I'm done with the tank race. No matter what, the Avalanche will get a top 5 pick this summer, and that's good enough for me. Let's win the damn game.
PS you're welcome, 6 whores...
|Duchene||56 pts||Top Scorer||Nash||65 pts|