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Game 75 Preview: Avalanche at Sharks

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Colorado Avalanche
6 MT / 8 ET / 1 GMT
San Jose Sharks
41-26-7 March 28th, 2010
46-19-10
89 pts HP Pavilion
102 pts
8th in West
San Jose, CA 1st in West

 

Over the final 10 games of the season, the Avalanche will meet up with all of their potential first round opponents (unless Nashville makes a late run to the top four). Last night's "playoff preview" wasn't very playoff-like. Perhaps the team will find their missing intensity tonight, especially considering that the Avalanche will play the Sharks in the opening round if the standings stay as they are. Of course, if the Avalanche do win tonight, they'll jump up to 6th - so it's still early to start thinking about seeds.

The Avalanche lost last night, but with the Flames laying down to Boston yesterday the Avs' need just 4 wins to clinch a playoff spot. They'll need to play better than they did last night to make that happen, though, from the goaltending on up to the first line.

The other big game to keep an eye on today is the Flames at the Capitals (3pm eastern). The Flames need to win out to get to 97 points, and that's probably what it will take to get in. And if you need some extra entertainment this afternoon, I'll be a guest on another blog talk radio gig, this time for JabberHockey. I'll be talking the Avs and probably once again teaching folks how to pronounce "Carignan", so it's a can't miss.

Paul has the recap tonight.

Avalanche vs Sharks coverage

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Rank Team GP W L OT PTS GR MaxPts AvsMagic#
1 x-San Jose 75 46 19 10 102 7 116 27
2 x-Chicago 73 46 20 7 99 9 117 28
3 Vancouver 75 45 26 4 94 7 108 19
4 x -Phoenix 76 47 23 6 100 6 112 23
5 Nashville 76 43 27 6 92 6 104 15
6 Detroit 75 39 23 13 91 7 105 16
7 Los Angeles 74 42 26 6 90 8 106 17
8 Colorado 74 41 26 7 89 8 105 16
9 Calgary 75 37 29 9 83 7 97 8
10 Dallas 75 33 28 14 80 7 94 5
11 St. Louis 74 35 30 9 79 8 95 6
12 Anaheim 74 35 31 8 78 8 94 5
13 Minnesota 75 36 33 6 78 7 92 3
14 Columbus 75 30 32 13 73 7 87
15 Edmonton 74 24 43 7 55 8 71