Colorado Avalanche (7-1-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-1-0)
Root Sports, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2 - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
There's a part of us/me that has kind of loved the Colorado Avalanche for a while. When the 1996 Florida Panthers eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final, they didn't just bring the scourge of flying rats to the game of hockey, they also robbed us all of a Pittsburgh/Colorado Stanley Cup Final. Sakic, Forsberg and Roy versus Lemieux, Jagr and Barrasso for the richest prize in the game never happened.
But now we have Sakic the executive vice-president and Roy the coach versus Lemieux the owner, so that's pretty good too.
And we also have The Battle of Cole Habour.
These two teams have identical 7-1-0 records, so it should be a good game. The Penguins have not yet lost at home. The Avalanche have not yet lost on the road.
No word yet on what Adrian Dater is mad about this t...