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Game 01 Preview: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche

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On Thursday night the Colorado Avalanche will be hunting for their first win of the season. In their first game game of the season the Colorado Avalanche will be taking on the Minnesota Wild.

Last season the Avalanche didn't fare well against the Wild, only winning one game out of five contests. If that wasn't bad enough, they were shutout in three games, and only scoring four goals in five games.

The Avalanche will need to start this season at a much better pace than they did last season, their record heading into November was atrocious. Here's hoping that the Colorado Avalanche from two seasons ago show up tonight!

Expected Lines

Blake ComeauMatt DucheneJarome Iginla

Gabriel LandeskogNathan MacKinnonAlex Tanguay

Mikko RantanenCarl SoderbergBorna Rendulic

Cody McLeodJohn Mitchell/Mikhail GrigorenkoJack Skille

Francois BeaucheminErik Johnson

Nate GueninTyson Barrie

Nikita ZadorovNick Holden

Brad StuartBrandon Gormley

Semyon Varlamov

Reto Berra

Game Notes

The Colorado Avalanche have been struggling during the preseason, preseason doesn't matter. Tonight, and the next 81 games after that matter.

Records

Colorado (0-0-0), Minnesota (0-0-0)


Game Info

(9 ET, 7 MT, TV: NBCSN, radio: Altitude)

Live stream from NBC here.