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Game 60 Preview: Avalanche At Hurricanes

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Colorado Avalanche
3:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm MT
Carolina Hurricanes
28-30-1 February 22, 2009  30-25-5
57 points
RBC Center
65 Points
Still Last
 Raleigh, NC
9th in East

e're trying something a little different today here. The preview thread is going up first, with a separate game thread posting an hour before kickoff er, puck drop off. The game thread will be, as before, the place to hang out during the game.

As for the game, on paper the 'Canes seem to be about as all-around blah as the Avalanche are. Since they are located in the east, however, they are just barely outside of the playoff picture. The Avs are still in it, of course, but need to keep winning.

Andrew Raycroft will start again. I believe this is the first time he's started 4 straight for the Avs, but I'm far too lazy to look it up. Paul Stastny is still doubtful. Goaliepost.com doesn't have Carolina's starter yet, so I'll assume Cam Ward for now and update later if I'm wrong.


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Andrew Raycroft 20 1123 12 7 0 1 55 2.94 541 486 .898 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Cam Ward 47 2724 24 19 3 9 116 2.56 1288 1172 .910 4


Finally, I'm happy to introduce another minor new MHH inovation: The Tale of the Tape.

 

Tale of the Tape

Colorado Avalanche
Carolina Hurricanes
25th 59
Points 65 15th
21st
2.63
GF/G 2.58
23rd
26th
3.05
GA/G 2.85 15th
22nd
16.9
PP% 16.4% 25th
26th
78.0%
PK% 79.2% 22nd
22nd
48.6%
FO% 51.4% 7th
6th
12.2
PIM/G 10.0 1st