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Game 69: Avalanche At Oilers, Preview And Open Thread

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Colorado Avalanche
10:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm MT
Edmonton Oilers
30-37-1 March 14, 2009
32-27-8
61 points
Rexall Place
72 points
15th in the West
Edmonton, AB
7th in the Wast

We're down to the final 14 games. I'm interested to see which Avalanche team shows up this weekend; will it be Dr Capable or Mr Inept? We already know that Adam Foote will at least miss this game (and probably Sunday's game in Vancouver), meaning Lawrence Nycholat will be making his Avalanche debut.

Cody McCormick will be sitting out this weekend, thanks to a two-game suspension for attempting to decapitate Cal Clutterbuck. Cody McLeod returns to action.

Peter Budaj will be in net for the Avs. I expect Dwayne Roloson will be the starter for Edmonton - backup Jeff Deslaurier's last start was well over a month ago (February 7th).

As I mentioned before, I won't be doing a recap for this game on Sunday. As always, everyone is welcome to use fanposts to do their own recaps.


Peter Budaj

#31 / Goalie / Colorado Avalanche

6-1

200

Sep 18, 1982



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Peter Budaj 47 2696 18 26 1 5 131 2.92 1283 1152 .898 1


Dwayne Roloson

#35 / Goalie / Edmonton Oilers

6-1

180

Oct 12, 1969



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Dwayne Roloson 50 2814 23 17 8 3 131 2.79 1522 1391 .914 1


Tale of the Tape

Colorado Avalanche Edmonton Oilers
61 27th
Points 72 17th
2.52
25th
GF/G 2.78 16th
3.10
26th
GA/G 3.03 24th
16.2
23rd
PP% 16.6 22nd
79.6 23rd PK% 76.5 28th
48.2 22nd FO% 48.5 25th
13.0 9th PIM/G 15.7 25th





Colorado Avalanche Injuries

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Adam Foote head 03/13/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Sakic fingers 12/03/2008
Kyle Cumiskey shoulder 01/30/2009
David Jones shoulder 01/28/2009


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Lubomir Visnovsky shoulder 02/04/2009




Next Game

Colorado Avalanche
@ Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009, 8:00 PM MDT
Rexall Place

Cody McCormick Suspended For Two Games
Foote Out Against Edmonton

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