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Daily Cupcakes: April 7th, 2011

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A preview of the Dallas game.  It makes me sad that the Avs are the team that is easy to play against.

Back-to-back victories on the heels of a six-game losing streak have renewed the Dallas Stars' playoff hopes.

Consecutive games against the Colorado Avalanche may help them even more.

The Stars must continue to take advantage of an easy final-week schedule Thursday night in the opener a home-and-home set with the stumbling Avalanche.

A preview of the OHL playoff match up of the Whalers and the Attack

Vellucci said keeping Attack forward Joey Hishon in check is a key for his team. Hishon, a 2010 first-round pick of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, had 87 points (37 goals, 50 assists) in 50 games this season. He has a goal and four assists so far in the playoffs.

"He's one of the best players in the league," Vellucci said. "I think our defence is solid and I love our goaltending, so we just need to dig down and hope to come out on top.

"Owen Sound is the No. 1 seed for a reason."

 

Another preview for the Avs game tonight

Colorado: D Adam Foote (leg) is doubtful. D Kyle Cumiskey (whiplash), D Cameron Gaunce (broken finger), W Tomas Fleischman (pulmonary embolism), W T.J. Galiardi (forearm),D John-Michael Liles (concussion) and C Paul Stastny (leg) are out.

Guess they didn't get the memo that David Jones and Matt Hunwick are also likely to be out.

Colorado is 4-24-2 with only one regulation victory since Jan. 25. The Avalanche’s offense has dried up during the slide.

Can I just say WOW!

Tyler Bozak became the second player in Toronto Maple Leafs' history to score a goal with his team skating two men short.

Thirty one years after Darryl Sittler's feat, Bozak matched it when he beat Martin Brodeur with Toronto skating 3-on-5

DDC here: Edmonton lost last night, locking up the worst record in the league. St Louis lost in OT to move to 20th overall...and the 11th pick in the draft. The Avs, by the way, can still get as high as 26th overall. With three games left, they are 4 points behind Florida and 6 behind the Islanders and Senators (if they win enough to catch them, they'd have be in front based on tiebreakers).  Nah, I was wrong - they can only catch Florida.