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Game 63 Preview: Avalanche at Ducks

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Colorado Avalanche
8 MT / 10 ET / 3 GMT
Anaheim Ducks
35-21-6 March 3rd, 2010
76 pts Honda Center
67 pts
6th in West
Anaheim, CA 11th in West


The dust has settled, and now it's time to finish off this long day with some hockey. Hopefully, the Avalanche will give a little more effort than they did on Monday night. They are still in good shape in the playoff race and the chase for a division title, but that will change with a few more nights like the last game.

The Avs will have one new face in the lineup tonight - forward Peter Mueller. Where he plays is anyone's guess at this point, but he will be wearing #88 as he did in Phoenix. Kevin Porter has been assigned to Lake Erie along with the other player grabbed in the Yelle deal, Harrison Reed. Yelle, according to Dater, will not be in the lineup tonight. Hejduk is out as well. With the injury to Yip and the recall of Ryan Stoa, that leaves the following forwards available for tonight (with some quick and dirty line combos which probably bear no resemblance to what we'll actually see):

  • Galiardi - Stastny - Stewart
  • Stoa - Duchene - Mueller
  • McLeod - O'Reilly - Svatos
  • Durno - Hendricks - Tucker

On defense, Kyle Cumiskey is out again tonight (but skated today, according to AD). That leaves 7 healthy defensemen so roll d6+1 to see who will be the scratch.

Do I need to tell you who will be between the pipes? Didn't think so.

Anaheim Calling

Avalanche vs Ducks coverage

Paul's Coffey has the recap tonight. Go Avs!