Wild VS Avalanche

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Who Will Win The Series?

Wild in 4
0
No votes
Wild in 5
2
8%
Wild in 6
9
36%
Wild in 7
9
36%
Avs in 4
0
No votes
Avs in 5
1
4%
Avs in 6
4
16%
 
Total votes: 25

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:48 pm

Wild - 0

Avs - 1

End of 1st

15:19, Andrew Brunette 1 (Joe Sakic, Wojtek Wolski)

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:43 pm

Wild - 0

Avs - 1

End of 2nd

Shots:

Wild - 23
Avs - 26

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:11 pm

Wild - 1

Avs - 1

3rd Period

7:13, Mikko Koivu 3 (Todd Fedoruk, Pierre-Marc Bouchard)

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:21 pm

Wild - 2

Avs - 1

3rd Period

11:32, Brian Rolston 1 (shorthanded) (Pavol Demitra)

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:26 pm

Wild - 2

Avs - 2

3rd Period 4:43

14:56, Joe Sakic 2 (Peter Forsberg, Scott Hannan)

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:35 pm

Wild - 2

Avs - 2

End of Regulation :shock: :roll: :roll:

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Post by sachishi4 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:19 am

BOUCHARD SCORES!! WILD WIN!!!
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Post by pacman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:19 am

Wild Win again in OT, Pierre Marc Bouchard on a sweet Snipe top shelf on Theodore.

Final

Wild 3
Avalanche: 2

F/OT

Wild Win tomorrow the Avs are screwed.

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Post by Govs93 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:17 am

Here is some good morning reading that will put you in the mood for Game 4.

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Post by GR3343 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 am

Govs93 wrote:Here is some good morning reading that will put you in the mood for Game 4.
What an absolutely crying, sniveling little worm. That's as offensive an article about Minnesota Hockey as I've ever seen. Apparently, the only good hockey is that played by Colorado. Now more than ever, I hope we bury them. That guy should be....never mind. :roll:
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Post by Indians forever » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:40 am

pacman wrote:Wild Win again in OT, Pierre Marc Bouchard on a sweet Snipe top shelf on Theodore.

Final

Wild 3
Avalanche: 2

F/OT

Wild Win tomorrow the Avs are screwed.
They deserved to win that one. what a late game, good thing I am off work today so I can re-coup for tonights big game.

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Post by Indians forever » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:44 am

Govs93 wrote:Here is some good morning reading that will put you in the mood for Game 4.
Nice article, he must be writting in the obituary section, cause the Avs don't have long to play. I hope Boo, will start one right off the bat tonight just so this Mark guy can whine some more... :cry:

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Post by boblee » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:22 am

Boogaard has been trying to start a fight. He said to Laperiere last night, "I'd fight you, but you are chicken." No one will deal with Derek or Simon. The Wild are the better team in this series and they play very physical. The Avs are also running over and through Backstrom and Forsberg is as cheap as ever. The reffing was terribly in Colorado's favor most of the game last nigh. Koivu had to take down Smith to prevent a goal. That article is garbage and it will be bulletin board material, no doubt.

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Post by pacman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:30 am

That guy is a classless piece of trash, lets look at Every Colorado Goal in their series, There has been only 2 goals in this series that havent resulted from Goalie Interfierence, Give me a Break, Let the Scumbag Whine, and The Wild Will shut his A$$ up. Come on Boys, lets step on their throats while we have that opportunity.

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Post by Irishmans Shanty » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:42 am

Evidentally, pro hockey columns don't get a lot of readership in Denver. Columnists generally rip their own teams to get people to read and react.

Good move on his part, write something to strike a nerve where people will pay attention to your craft.

Looking forward to another mauling tonight, perhaps another 3-2 Wild OT victory. :D

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Post by BrianofNazareth » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:51 am

Govs93 wrote:Here is some good morning reading that will put you in the mood for Game 4.
You know, they are acting as if the Avs aren't hitting Backstrom every chance they get (and never being called for it). :roll: Classless article.
Cut down a tree with a herring? It can't be done.

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Post by Stealth » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:10 pm

IT IS TIME TO START HITTING FORSBERG AND SAKIC, HOW MANNY TIMES ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE LATE HITS ON OUR PLAYERS.
FINISHING THEIR CHECKS? BULL!. THEY ARE RUNNING GABBY AND CREW.
HIT’EM! :x

ALSO FORSEBERG HAS A GREAT PROFESSIONAL ACTING CAREER AHEAD FOR HIM.
WHAT A DIVER AND WHINNER!

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Post by Indians forever » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:27 pm

Lets hope the team reads this guys stupid article, to get the blood flowing even more.

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Post by sinbin006 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:01 pm

Game 4

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No. 3 Minnesota Wild
(2-1 West. Conf. Quarterfinals; 2-1 overall)
at
No. 6 Colorado Avalanche
(1-2 West. Conf. Quarterfinals; 1-2 overall)


With the paint barely dry on yet another 3-2 overtime result, this one a second win in its Western Conference Quarterfinals series with the Avalanche last night, the Wild will get right back at it tonight at Pepsi Center (9 p.m. CDT, FSN North, 830 WCCO AM).

Minnesota's morning skate amounted to a handful of players, among them Erik Reitz, Nick Schultz, Benoit Pouliot, Matt Foy and Josh Harding, as many players will keep the gear hanging in the dressing room until game time.

"Game 4 is always a big game," said Kim Johnsson, who did not skate but did, with a few of his teammates, address the media from Pepsi Center. "If we can win this one, we have the momentum coming back home. It's a really, really big game for us."

Of course, Game 3 is historically a big one, too, and the Wild, by way of a fortuitous bounce -- and shouldn't we begin to see this as the Fortuitous Bounce Series, considering so many big goals are being scored after a puck takes an unexpected turn -- took last night's game in overtime.

"It's always better to win those games, of course," Johnsson said.

Tonight, the advantage may go to the team that is best able to respond to the circumstances it faces.

For the veteran Avalanche, the question is how quickly it can put the loss behind it and use its savvy lineup's skill to score goals. A veteran team with such experience is more likely to do that than a younger team.

For the younger Wild, the question is whether it can play with a lead, both in a game and in the series. While Minnesota is up a game, it has led less than five minutes in the playoffs. The comebacks are inspiring, but, at some point, the Wild will have to play out front.

"It would be nice to get a lead, but if they get a lead, you can't let down," Marian Gaborik said this morning. "You just have to stick with it, play hard and play the same way."

Also in Minnesota's favor, in terms of dramatic backdrop, is that it knows how important a 3-1 lead can be as it would be returning home for Game 5.

"We want to finish it pretty quick," Johnsson said. "We don't want the games to drag out."


Who's Hot
Marian Gaborik. Though his numbers aren't quite where he might like them, Gaborik was as aggressive offensively last night as he has been all series. There were times he didn't hesitate before trying to break down a defender.

" just try to change things up a little bit," he said this morning. "Try to skate to openings, find openings. The second 40 minutes of the game, a little bit of room was there and we had some odd-man rushes."


Wild Keys to the Game
1. Getting out of the gate: Both teams have so much riding on tonight's outcome that the start could be crucial. The Wild has been able to overcome its early deficits, however, so there are no rules that say even if it does score first it will go on to win.

2. Avalanche lineup: Will we see a veteran lineup that finds its game easily tonight or a team that has tired from the long games and late nights?

3. Back-to-back: The Wild has been statistically very good all season in the second half of a back-to-back series, and this might be the ultimate test.

"It's the playoffs," said Johnsson. "It's the most fun time of the year. You just have to keep on going. This is what we've been waiting for all year."


Keep an Eye On
Peter Forsberg. There would be no better time for Forsberg to shine than tonight.



Probable Wild Line Combos
Jacques Lemaire dressed two extra skaters Monday for warmups, which is indicative of how willing he seems to be to let anyone know his lineup intentions ...

We'll take a stab ...

Todd Fedoruk-Pavol Demitra-Marian Gaborik
Brian Rolston-Mikko Koivu-Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Stephane Veilleux-Eric Belanger-Aaron Voros
Chris Simon-James Sheppard-Derek Boogaard


Probable Defensive Pairings
Keith Carney-Brent Burns
Petteri Nummelin-Kim Johnsson
Martin Skoula-Sean Hill

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Post by pacman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:22 pm

Of Course The Game will Be Broadcast on Versus Network As well as FSN North in Stunning High Definition. Versus Coverage is blacked out in Minnesota and Colorado.

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Post by sinbin006 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:09 pm

pacman wrote:Of Course The Game will Be Broadcast on Versus Network As well as FSN North in Stunning High Definition. Versus Coverage is blacked out in Minnesota and Colorado.
It's also on Centre Ice Online tonight :D

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Post by pacman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:27 pm

True, haha

Everybody Email That D-Bag who wrote that column, Make him Forget his Words.

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Post by pacman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:26 pm

Avs take an early 2-0 Lead.

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Post by sinbin006 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:56 pm

Wild - 0

Avs - 3

End of 1st

Andrew Brunette (2)
Assists: Ruslan Salei, Jordan Leopold

Wojtek Wolski (1)
Unassisted

Tyler Arnason (1)
Unassisted

Shots:

Wild - 7
Avs - 18

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Post by boblee » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:59 pm

Wild look almost as bad as the Twins thus far.

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