Not quite 24 hours after finally snapping a 10 game losing streak, the Avalanche return home to take on the only team worse than themselves in the West: the Oilers. This will be the first game in front of the home crowd for newcomers Erik Johnson and Jay McClement.
Series History: Colorado 1, Edmonton 1
Yes, you read that correctly. These division rivals have only played twice so far this season. That means they will play four more times (including tonight) over the next six and a half weeks.
This might be more meaningful if they weren’t solidly 4th and 5th in the Northwest Division.
On November 25th the Avs lost to the Oilers in Edmonton. Gilbert Brule, Andrew Cogliano, and Taylor Hall scored for the Oilers. Kevin Shattenkirk (now with St. Louis) and Matt Duchene tallied for the Avs. Gerber stopped 35 of 37 for Edmonton while Budaj only stopped 21 of 24 for the Avs. There was a little shoving and chirping through the first two periods, but overall this was not an exciting game in spite of the close 3-2 score. » Continue reading “Avs look to tally a win at home against Edmonton”