A lot has happened today, so this is going to be a short and sweet game preview. The Colorado Avalanche are in Dallas tonight to take on the Stars.
It is the Stars’ last home game of the 2010-11 season, and since they have missed the playoffs they will be working extra hard to prove their dominance to their fans. The Colorado Avalanche (light version) will be trying to continue their winning streak against the Stars.
Could be an interesting game.
Series Record: Avalanche 2, Stars 0.
As always, statistics can be twisted. The 2 – 0 stat looks really good, but the Avs haven’t seen the Stars since November. As everyone knows, the Avalanche were a very different team back then. The word drastic doesn’t even cover it. If you look at the roster of players from the most recent (November 20, 2010) game, only 10 of those players are still with the club and likely to play tonight.
In those two games, for what it’s worth, the Avalanche outscored the Stars 9 – 3.
I would say who scored for each team, but, come on. It happened almost 5 months ago. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter any more.
Keep an eye on the new kids Ray Macias and Shawn Belle (if they play). And…well, that’s pretty much it.
Neither team, as previously mentioned, will be going to the playoffs. The Dallas Stars aren’t quite as pathetically placed in the standings as the Avalanche (Dallas is 10th in the West with 91 points), but missing the postseason is missing the postseason. The Stars also don’t have a plethora of players who are really surprisingly good right now…if they did, maybe they’d be going to the playoffs.
When Matt Hunwick and David Jones got hurt the Avalanche called up Ray Macias and Shawn Belle from Lake Erie. It looks like they will get their chance to play in Dallas, since it seems unlikely that any of the 18,000 injured Avs (ok slight exaggeration) will be able to play. So keep an eye on them, it’s yet another chance to glimpse our future.
For your viewing/listening pleasure:
The puck drops in Dallas at 6:30 pm MDT. The game will be broadcast on Altitude in HD, and in Denver you can hear it on AM 950 or anywhere in the word through the Altitude Radio NHL Game Radio broadcast.
If you want a “real” game preview, check out Deep in the Heart of Texas, the Aerys Sports home of the Dallas Stars.
By way of a summary, I have only one comment about tonight’s game in Dallas:
Please don’t hurt us anymore.