The Colorado Avalanche haven’t played since Saturday, when they defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-2. Tonight will be game 3 of a four game homestand to open the season. The Boston Bruins and their 3-0 record are coming to town tonight, and someone won’t be undefeated by the end of the day.
Jost and Compher play with some kids
The Avs have had a fair amount of free time on their hands between games. Yesterday, Tyson Jost and J.T. Compher attended a Game On! event at a Denver area elementary school. They played street hockey, signed autographs, and hung out with Bernie.
Unfortunately, Compher is still recovering from a lower body injury he sustained on Saturday, and will not play tonight.
Bettman and Daly to Receive an Award
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will each be awarded as Certified Hockey Professionals, an honorary title bestowed by the Business of Hockey Institute. The designation commends each of them for their work to further the NHL and the sport of hockey.
Bettman is credited with greatly expanding the NHL and it’s slate of annual events, while Daly has helped increase the league’s international presence, including two years of preseason play in China
The awards will officially be presented on Nov. 17 in Toronto, to coincide with Hall of Fame weekend.
Green Day x NBC
Green Day is back. The band released a new song on Sept. 10 as a part of their latest album and upcoming tour. On Sept. 30, they signed a two year contract with the NHL in which several of their songs will be sued in NHL marketing campaigns. Green Day will also preform live at the 2020 NHL all-star game.
Their newest song “Fire. Ready. Aim” is the official song of Wednesday Night Hockey this season. NBC released the promotional video for their first broadcast of the season yesterday. In the two minute clip, Green Day performs at center ice, along with a montage of the NHL’s biggest stars, including Cale Makar around the one minute mark.
The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-0. They have defeated the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout, the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime, and took down the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday. They are off to a strong start, but all of those extra minutes are bound to catch up to them, as their next break doesn’t come until Oct. 19.
Tonight is the first of nine games in 17 days for the Avs, with six consecutive games on the road. Here’s to them getting it started on the right note.