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GDT: Avalanche at Canadiens 10/18/2014, Game 6

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Canadiens of Montreal in the lovely Province of Quebec tonight. Game time is 7:00pm in the ET, 5:00pm Mountain and can be seen on Altitude or GCL. Mose's radio call can be found on the Avs site.

This is a 'careful what you wish for' situation for me. I've wanted to see Calvin Pickard get a start in the NHL for 2 years now, and here it is. I'm nervous.

Reto Berra did some dry-land stuff today but isn't ready to come back from what is described as a neck stinger yet. With Varly still on IR, Sami Aittokallio was called up from Lake Erie yesterday morning to be the backup, or long reliever or whatever. To make space for him on the roster Dennis Everberg was sent down to the Monsters where he played about half the game last night and looked like a man among boys. Come back soon, Demmpa!

Projectile lineup:

Attack

Fatso - Dutch - Iggy

Landy - Radar - Mack

Tangs - Malkin - Danny B

Cody - Cliche - Max

D

Holden - EJ

Hejda - Barrie

Stu - Guenin

Guardiens

Picks

Sami

Scratches: Yogi (d2d), Wilson, Redmond (nacho)

Injured: Varly, Winch, Bordy

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The beloved Monsters are playing in Chicago at 8pm in the ET so feel free to join in the fun in the LEM thread at the conclusion of the game.