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Game 66 Preview: Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild


November 27th. The Avalanche kick the snot out of the Minnesota Wild, 7-4. Chris Stewart does the same to Kyle Brodziak, but breaks his hand. The Avs lose their next 4 games.

December 13th. The Wild rough up Craig Anderson, scoring 3 goals - including a shorty - in the first 22 minutes. Anderson gets pulled, the Wild end up winning 3-1. The Avs lose 3 of their next 4 games, with 2 of the losses coming against NW teams.

January 14th. Tomas Flesichmann scores in his 2nd to last game of the season as the Avalanche win 4-1. The Avs lose 3 of their next 5 games.

February 3rd. The Wild score 2 goals in the first 61 seconds. The Avs battle back, but can't get there. Chris Stewart scores with 11 seconds left to make it 4-3, but horseshoes this isn't (although the team might be good at that). Ryan O'Reilly is injured when he falls head first into the boards. The Avs lose their next 2 games.

February 9th. Craig Anderson gets roughed up again and is again pulled after 3 goals, and the Avs lose 3-2. It's his final start and 2nd to last game with the Avalanche. Kyle Cumiskey suffers a concussion in the game. The Avs lose 10 of their next 11 games (and counting).

Win or lose, bad things happen to the Avalanche when they play the Wild. Any chance we can just skip this one? Yeah, didn't think so. Go Avs. Try to get out of there in one piece.


 Colorado  Minnesota
 28th  60  Points  18th  74 
 11th  2.80  GF/G  13th  2.74 
 30th  3.43  GA/G  4th  2.38 
 10th  18.8  PP%  20th  16.7 
 30th  76.5  PK%  11th  83.3 
 20th  29.6  S/G  17th  30.0 
 21st  31.8  SA/G  10th  29.2 
 21st  49.9  FO%  28th  47 
 16th  12.2  PIM/G  13th  11.3 
 Stastny  50 pts  Top Scorer  Havlat  57 pts