With only 9 games left in the season, the Colorado Avalanche sit 2 points out of the 2nd wild card spot in the West. It hasn’t been the best season for the Avalanche, but somehow this team has managed to hang around with a shot at the post-season. The enormous win tonight in Minnesota has restored hope.
The road isn’t going to get any easier for the Avalanche, they face division rivals 5 times in the next 9. Perhaps more importantly than that, they face teams within 4 or less points than them in the Western Conference 3 more times. It’s a classic dog fight brewing for those final wild card spots in the west, and the Avalanche are in familiar territory. This time last year, the Avs had to scratch and claw their way into the post season in what ended in a last-game-of-the-season play in game at home against the St. Louis Blues. With regards to last year, I’ve already seen too much, expect too highly of them, I know what this team is capable of when their backs are against the wall and I fully expect a push to the playoffs. The Avs face off against The Dallas Starts this thursday, and then have back to back games against the Blackhawks over the weekend.
This is why it’s going to be the most important 3 game stand for the Avs this entire season.
Updated standings after the Avalanche win over Minnesota tonight.
Things are coming down to the wire for the few remaining wild card spots in the west, and the Colorado Avalanche with their red-hot goalie Philipp Grubauer, will make the 2019 NHL playoffs.