This is just going to be a quick preview, because my cat has decided to lay down in between my arms as I type on my bed.
St. Louis won the last game between the two clubs 4-0. They completely dominated the game, and Colorado could not get anything going against them. That game came on the second night of a back to back, just as tomorrow’s will. Colorado won the previous two matchups.
St. Louis has the best record of any team at home, while Colorado boasts a decent home record. The best chance for the Avs to win this game will be to get off to an early start, and then roll all four lines for the remainder of the game. They need to be prepared to grind it out for every puck, and for a physical challenge.
And, you can expect multiple mentions of the huge trade between these two clubs last year. Erik Johnson, Jay McClement, and a draft pick (Duncan Siemens) were traded to the Avalanche for Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a draft pick (Ty Rattie). People are constantly trying to figure out who “won” this trade. I think it’s way too early to tell.