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1/28 Avalanche @ Red Wings

Game 3 of the season series tonight, with the Avs desperate to keep pace in the West. Colorado has 14 points in the last 10 games...but hasn't made up any ground with the other NW teams riding hot streaks of their own. Jose Theodore gets the start tonight, his first in 13 games.

Colorado is 1-0-1 against the Red Wings this season, losing 4-3 in a SO in Game 42, and beating the Wings 3-1 in game 47. Colorado has 1 PP goal and 1 SH goal against the Wings and have given up 2 PP goals to Detroit.

The game features a team rumored to be in the Forsberg hunt...and I don't mean Colorado. The latest rumors have Foppa going to Detroit. However, those latest rumors come from Pierre McGuire, and he's a tool.
Current Western Conference playoff hunt (Team, Games Remaining, Points)
7. Calgary 34 57
8. Minnesota 31 56*
9. Colorado 34 52
10. Edmonton 32 52*

*idle