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Game 54 Preview: Avs @ Wild

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Well, when I think 'fun ways to get out of a horrible slump,' a game against the most boring team in America Minnesota Wild isn't exactly the top idea on my list of ideas. Either way, if the Avalanche are planning to get back into the playoff race they're going to need to start grabbing some points against opponents from the Northwest.

The Colorado team that spent the first half of the season wowing us with their offense - including leading the NHL in goals for a stretch - has been shut out two games in a row to amazing defensive dynamo franchises Anaheim and Phoenix. Offensive injuries and a lack of defensive talent have started to catch up to the Avs at a terrible time considering their playoff hopes before the season began. Fortunately, the Avalanche have never been shut out three games in a row in franchise history. Then again, does that count as a milestone for the team that they can break? If there's any team that can turn that sort of a number against themselves, it's the Avs.

Despite being 0-5 in his last five games, Craig Anderson will get the start tonight if the Avalanche website is any indication. Considering his competition is Peter Budaj - he of the sub .900 save percentage - I guess we can't really complain.

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