Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Wilds of Minnesota tonight on 20th Anniversary Night at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9:00pm in the ET, 7:00pm in the Mountain and can be seen on Altitude and GCL. Moser's radio call will be available from the Avs site as usual.
After getting totally smoked at the X Saturday night, the Avs look to bounce back in front of 15 of the franchise's All-Time Stars (the other 5 are in the lineup ICYDK). Coach Roy didn't like the look of Grigo's play with Tangs & Iggy so he's been benched for Bad Andy Martinsen. Initial crowd reactions to the move have been less than favorable.
With a Coach grasping at straws as the team continues to sink deeper in the standings and the shot metrics slide towards oblivion, the Avs are at a major turning point. Another disaster against Minnesota on a night the organization has been hyping since summertime would be devastating to the club's confidence and to the fans patience with the current coaching staff. On the other hand, a decisive win could cure many ills and get the team back on track to semi-relevance. It's going to be a #clenchy night.
Landy - Mack - Dutch
Bad Andy - Soda - Como
Tangs - Malkin - Iggy
Cody - Wags - SkilSaw
Beauch - EJ
Holden - Barrie
Gormley - Guenin
Scratched: Reds (nacho), Grigo (nacho)
Injured: Stuart (back), Street (chest), Winchester (UBI)