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12-23-2008, 12:18 AM

Coyotes (http://coyotes.nhl.com/)@Avalanche (http://avalanche.nhl.com/)

Date:December 23, 2008
Time:7:00PM MT
Location:Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
TV: Altitude-2 & AZTN

Red Wings (http://redwings.nhl.com/)@Avalanche (http://avalanche.nhl.com/)

Date:December 27, 2008
Time:7:00PM MT
Location:Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
TV:Altitude & FS-D+

Predators (http://predators.nhl.com/)@Avalanche (http://avalanche.nhl.com/)

Date:December 29, 2008
Time:7:30PM MT
Location:Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
TV: Altitude & FS-TN

The Team

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Statistical Leaders

Goals Assists Points PIM

Avs Hejduk-12 Stastny-19 Stastny-28 Laperriere-82

Coyotes Doan-14 Doan-16 Doan-30 Carcillo-87

Red Wings Hossa-17 Datsyuk-23 Datsyuk-34 Lilja-28

Predators Arnott-13 Dumont-22 Dumont-29 Tootoo-58

More Stats:
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12-23-2008, 12:18 AM
god that took TOO long

12-23-2008, 03:17 AM
nice work. sweet sig wolski is my favorite. hopefully well at least get detroit and ill be happy

12-23-2008, 07:16 PM
They’re taking the cautious route - big surprise with the Avs, I know - with Marek Svatos. He won’t play again tonight, against Phoenix.
He’s skating, practicing, etc. But they want to wait until Saturday to bring him back.

Ruslan Salei won’t play tonight either. He got banged up after being tripped into the boards by Florida’s Richard Zednik Sunday. The big Swede, Daniel Tjarnqvist, is back in.

T.J. Hensick will be back in the lineup, after being a healthy scratch Sunday. I don’t know which forward will sit out yet.

Tony Granato basically put Hensick on notice today, saying he’s “got to produce offensively” and that “we’ve got some tough decisions coming up” with his forwards once Svatos comes back. It could come down to him or Chris Stewart as to who goes back to Lake Erie when Svatos comes back. Brian Willsie is still out with a knee injury, and the team isn’t being specific when he might come back.

Coyotes didn’t skate this morning (they played in Edmonton last night), so I don’t know anything about their lineup for tonight. See you then…

12-23-2008, 07:17 PM
After spending a lot of time this season on the road, the Colorado Avalanche will soon become quite familiar with home ice.

The Avalanche is set to play 15 of its next 19 contests at Pepsi Center, opening that stretch against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Though the season is nearly three months old, Colorado (16-16-1) hasn't spent much time in front of its home fans, playing 14 games in Denver. Seven of the Avalanche's 10 December contests took place on the road, where the club is 8-10-1 this season.

"The last month and a half has been pretty strenuous as far as where we've been and how the games have been laid out," coach Tony Granato said. "We got through a tough part, so now it's about being able to move forward and take advantage of a nice part of our schedule."

Colorado is tied for last in the Northwest Division with 33 points, but is only eight points behind first-place Vancouver.

Granato hopes this extensive stretch can help the Avalanche establish some consistency after the team alternated wins and losses on its recently-completed four-game swing, capped by Sunday's 3-0 loss at Florida.

Colorado managed just three shots in the first period, and was outshot for the sixth time in its last seven games.

"It was a very poor start on our part," Granato said. "To make no excuses, it has been a long stretch of road games and travel. It looked like it caught up to us. We didn't get our legs until the third period. By that time, it was too late."

Peter Budaj made 22 saves, but has compiled a 3.71 goals-against average in losing three consecutive games. It's expected that Andrew Raycroft will start Tuesday, having won his last three outings to improve to 5-1-0 with a 2.79 GAA in seven games this season.

But Raycroft has allowed four goals in losing both career outings versus the Coyotes, who have won four of their last five versus the Avalanche, including a 2-1 decision at home on Nov. 28.

Phoenix (16-14-4) has won three straight in Colorado, but the Coyotes haven't been as successful away from home this season. They're 5-10-2 as visitors, and lost for the fourth time in five games after a 4-2 defeat at Edmonton on Monday.

Phoenix trailed 2-0 early, and after tying the score in the second period, allowed two power-play goals in the third.

"We weren't good enough in the first," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "Obviously they jumped on us and because of that it put us in the hole and that's where we lost the game, unfortunately."

After Mikael Tellqvist made 23 saves in his first start since Dec. 4, the Coyotes are expected to have Ilya Bryzgalov in net on Tuesday. Bryzgalov has turned aside 91-of-94 shots in his last three starts, boasting a 1.79 GAA.

"He seems to be seeing the puck very well, and this is as solid as I've seen him play," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said after Bryzgalov made 31 saves for his sixth NHL shutout, 2-0 against visiting Columbus on Saturday.

Bryzgalov has a 1.98 GAA in winning three of his last four games against the Avalanche.

Doan leads the Coyotes with 14 goals and 31 points, and has 11 goals and 27 points in 45 career contests versus Colorado.

12-23-2008, 08:00 PM
you spelt holidays wrong
come on TO get your **** together lol

12-23-2008, 08:20 PM
**** it

heres ur christmas present..watch the game here http://atdhe.net/live-tv-2.php?adsfadsfzcx3=da.blbEcYdlb.abdHc3cFdLbIbkd0ba cicJ&adsfadsfzcx4=ybq-8-oCyyciaxsupxmDvwsHu-o0k7m8kYsWpalVkakc&adsfadsfzcx2=6550&adsfadsfzcx=avalanche

12-23-2008, 10:53 PM
1-1 after the first

12-23-2008, 11:02 PM
is that site being crappy for you too?

12-23-2008, 11:58 PM
not really..it runs at 1200K so mabye ur computer isnt fast enough for you..it fine for me but it helps if u dont have a lot of things running at once

12-24-2008, 12:08 AM
hmm..i dont really get it
i have nothing else going at all..and i watch games from that site all the time and they're fine

12-24-2008, 12:36 AM
sick move by clark in OT
my internet started workin just in time for me to watch the last bit of the game perfectly

12-24-2008, 12:39 AM
big win..almost blew it but i knew if it got to the SO we'd be fine..time to watch the simpsons movie now

12-24-2008, 12:45 AM
time to play some NHL 09 or GTA4 on my ps3

12-24-2008, 02:20 AM
DENVER (AP) - Brett Clark scored with 3:12 left in overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche past the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 Tuesday night.

Ryan Smyth had a goal and three assists to match his career high with four points. Paul Stastny and John-Michael Liles also had three points and Andrew Raycroft made 19 saves in winning his fourth start in a row.

Shane Doan had two goals, Olli Jokinen had a goal and two assists and Ilja Bryzgalov made 43 saves. Ed Jovanovski and Ken Klee had two assists each for the Coyotes, who lost for the second straight night.

Clark, whose interference penalty led to the game-tying goal, atoned by scoring his second goal of the season on his 32nd birthday.

The Coyotes rallied from a 4-2 deficit to send the game to overtime. Doan made it 4-3 with 4:07 left, and then tied it with his second goal of the night and 16th of the season with 48 seconds to play.

With the game tied at 2 and Peter Mueller off for high-sticking, Colorado scored its second power-play goal of the night when John-Michael Liles knocked in a Stastny rebound with 7:55 left.

Smyth followed with his 11th goal of the season to give Colorado a 4-2 lead.

Colorado took a 2-1 lead when Smyth made a diving centering feed to a streaking Milan Hejduk, who poked his 13th goal past Bryzgalov with 12:53 left in the second period.

Jokinen tied made it 2-all on a rebound with 13:12 left in regulation.

The Avalanche, which began a stretch of 15 home games in 19, controlled the play for most of the game. They outshot the Coyotes 48-23.

The Coyotes took a 1-0 lead when Joakim Lindstrom's high slapshot from the top of the left circle went off Raycroft's glove 4:39 into the game.

Colorado regrouped after its slow start to dominate the first period, outshooting the Coyotes 17-4.

The Avalanche tied it a little more than seven minutes later when Stastny roofed a rebound with 8:01 left in the period for his 10th goal of the season.

Colorado had a goal disallowed with 6:56 left in the first when replays showed the puck didn't completely cross the goal line.

12-24-2008, 03:57 PM
Wow, 15 home games in 19? We have to go at least a couple games over .500 on the homestand to keep up in the standings. And I gotta head up to a game!

12-24-2008, 06:34 PM
this is making me happy! people are posting

12-24-2008, 06:50 PM
cuz the redrafts done
i'm back!

12-27-2008, 01:32 AM
Well, they’re not going to move Woolly over to center after all. Wojtek Wolski will be the second-line left winger, with T.J. Hensick at center and David Jones on the right side.

Your new first line for the Avalanche tomorrow night against the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings is Ryan Smyth at left wing, Milan Hejduk on the right side and Tyler “Chuckie” Arnason in the pivot.

This is called failing upwards. Arnie has two goals in 31 games, but is the No. 1 center. Look, I don’t wish any ill will toward Arnie at all. He’s always been decent to me when I’ve stuck out the tape recorder to him, which, for me, is all I can ask of a player.

But if I’m a fan of the Avs, I’m taking a good, stiff drink before tomorrow’s game.

By the way, Boods is back in net.

12-27-2008, 05:15 PM
Just got back from the morning skate, where it was learned uber-Wings D-man Nick Lidstrom is a no-go for tonight’s game with the Burgundy and Royal Blue.
Lidstrom has a badly swollen ankle after blocking a shot by Nashville’s Shea Weber Friday night.
Here’s Lidstrom’s quotes on the matter, from this morning:
“It’s still swollen. I can’t really put my foot the way I have to in my skate.”
Are you worried this could keep you out a while?
“I hope not. I hope when the swelling goes down, it won’t be any extended period of time. A day off tomorrow will help and I hope to get back soon.”
Will you get more tests on the ankle?
“We might do another test once we get back to Detroit. Another X-ray to make sure. The first one didn’t show anything (but) they might not be able to tell on the first one. That’s what happened to Cheli. (The first) didn’t reveal anything and then he had to do another one in Detroit and that’s when it showed the fracture that he had.
“I can’t even remember the last time I had an injury like this. You always get hit with pucks, but this one hit the spot where it really swelled up right away. I got hit in the side of the ankle and it’s starting to spread around the foot now.”

Cody McCormick and Daniel Tjarnqvist are your healthy scratches for the Avalanche tonight.


12-27-2008, 06:47 PM
muhahah lidstroms doubtful..god i hope he doesnt crack the lineup last minute

12-28-2008, 03:36 AM
DENVER (AP) - Peter Budaj stopped all three shots in the shootout, and Wojtek Wolski scored the lone goal in the tiebreaker, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Wolski has converted on six of seven shootout attempts this season.

Budaj turned back Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Jiri Hudler as the Avalanche won for the sixth time in their last seven games at home.

Ruslan Salei, Ryan Smyth and John-Michael Liles scored power-play goals to stake Colorado to a 3-0 lead after the opening period.

However, Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and Johan Franzen helped the Red Wings rally to tie it in the second period.

Budaj was kept busy all evening, finishing with 41 saves.

Ty Conklin settled down after a rough first period and had 29 saves. He was starting in net for the fifth straight game as Chris Osgood is sidelined with a strained groin.

Datsyuk had a chance to win the game late in regulation on a breakaway, but sent his shot high. Moments later, Hudler had the puck on his stick near the goal crease, only to have Budaj slide over and stop his shot.

The Red Wings have now lost back-to-back games, dropping a 3-2 decision in Nashville the night before.

Down 3-0 midway through the second period, the Red Wings scored three times in a span of 3:57 to tie the game. Datsyuk got Detroit on the board with his 14th goal of the season. He has at least a point in seven straight games.

Holmstrom and Franzen followed with goals, Franzen adding the equalizer as he smacked a shot from the side of the net just out of Budaj's reach.

The Avalanche turned three power-play chances into goals in the first period as Salei, Smyth and Liles scored.

Salei, coming off a torso injury that forced him to miss a game, notched his first goal of the season on a wrist shot that trickled through the legs of Conklin.

Smyth then added a goal after Milan Hejduk's shot missed wide and caromed off the boards right to Smyth, who tapped it in for his 296th career goal.

Later, a screen allowed Liles' slapshot to sneak through, Conklin completely blocked out by Smyth camping in front of him.

The Avalanche found some offensive firepower - at least for a period - despite injuries to leading scorer Paul Stastny (fractured forearm) and captain Joe Sakic (back and hand). Stastny broke his right forearm in a 5-4 overtime win against Phoenix on Tuesday night and is out indefinitely.

Sakic will be sidelined for at least three months after undergoing surgery to repair three broken fingers and tendon damage following a snow blower accident.

big win and almost blew it again


12-29-2008, 04:50 AM
Without their top two centers, the Colorado Avalanche figure to see a decrease in scoring. As long as they are playing at home, that may not be the case.

The Avalanche look to wrap up a perfect three-game homestand on Monday when they face the Nashville Predators, losers of five straight on the road.

After defeating Phoenix 5-4 in overtime on Tuesday, Colorado (18-16-1) squandered a three-goal lead before beating Detroit 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday.

Ruslan Salei, Ryan Smyth and John-Michael Liles all scored power-play goals in the first period Saturday, as the Avalanche tied a franchise record for goals with the man advantage in a period. Colorado also improved to 5-for-11 on the power play in its last two games after going 3-for-30 in its previous eight contests.

Saturday's victory came without center Paul Stastny, who broke his right forearm against the Coyotes. Stastny, who leads the Avalanche with 21 assists and 31 points, is out indefinitely.

The Avalanche are also missing captain Joe Sakic, who will be sidelined at least three months after undergoing surgery to repair three broken fingers and tendon damage following a snow blower accident.

"We're disappointed they are out, but we'll try our best to win games and stay in the playoff hunt," said Colorado's Wojtek Wolski, who scored the game winner in the shootout.

With two of their best players out, the Avalanche will need production from other sources. Smyth has responded with two goals and four assists in the last two games while Liles has two goals and three assists during that span.

The Avalanche have been very strong offensively at home lately, scoring 30 goals in compiling a 6-1-0 record at the Pepsi Center since Nov. 26. Goals have been much harder to come by on the road, though, with Colorado averaging 1.6 per game while going 2-3-1 in its last six away contests.

The Predators (17-15-3) also have struggled on the road, getting outscored 17-7 in losing their last five. Nashville had won six of seven away games immediately before its current slide, which directly followed a six-game road skid.

The Predators surrendered three unanswered second-period goals in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Edmonton.

"We didn't get quite as many pucks on goal that we would have liked to," said Nashville goaltender Dan Ellis, who stopped 13 of 17 shots before being pulled in the second period. "Pucks were bouncing all over the place. They were able to get a couple of fluky bounces which gave them the momentum and we couldn't get it back."

Ellis, who was 2-1-1 with a 1.23 goals-against average and one shutout in his previous four starts, is 1-1-0 with a 0.50 GAA and one shutout lifetime versus the Avalanche.

Colorado's Peter Budaj made 41 saves and stopped all three shots in the shootout on Saturday after posting a 3.71 GAA in losing his three previous starts. Budaj stopped 26 shots in a 1-0 home victory over Nashville on Nov. 8, improving to 5-3-0 with a 2.34 GAA lifetime against the Predators.

12-30-2008, 12:59 AM
up 5-1 with a couple mins left

12-30-2008, 02:35 AM
DENVER (AP) - Cody McLeod scored two goals for the second time in his career, and John-Michael Liles added a goal and an assist in the Colorado Avalanche's 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

McLeod, who also had a pair of goals on Dec. 9 against Los Angeles, scored less than three minutes apart in the first period. Chris Stewart and David Jones also had goals for Colorado, winners of three straight.

Goaltender Peter Budaj stopped 25 shots for the Avs, who have won seven of their last eight on home ice.

Jason Arnott scored his 14th goal of the year for Nashville which lost for the second time in two nights. Pekka Rinne faced 21 shots and stopped 16.

McLeod quickly gave the Avalanche a 2-0 lead midway through the first. On the first goal, Marek Svatos sent the puck through the crease and McLeod tapped it past Rinne at 8:34.

Then Rinne's attempt to clear the puck was intercepted along the boards by T.J. Hensick, who sent a cross-ice pass to Brett Clark for a slap shot from the left point. McLeod deflected the shot under Rinne's glove at 11:30 for a two-goal lead.

Budaj stopped two blistering shots by Shea Weber in the first period.

The tempo picked up in the second period. Stewart and Jones put the Avalanche ahead 4-0. Stewart's wrist shot from the right circle went under the stick of Rinne at 4:42. Jones knocked one home at 6:17 of the period.

Darcy Tucker was sent off for four minutes for cross checking and unsportsmanlike minors and the Predators took advantage when Arnott deflected a shot off an Avalanche player's skate at 9:17.

Budaj escaped further damage by stopping Radek Bonk while sprawled on the ice late in Tucker's second penalty.

Liles extended the lead to 5-1, 48 seconds into the third period, with his fifth goal of the year. He and Ryan Smyth skated in on a 2-on-0 and Smyth fed Liles for the defenseman's fifth tally of the season.

Notes: The Predators were coming off a 5-2 loss in Edmonton on Sunday night. ... Jordin Tootoo missed a check on McLeod and tumbled into the Avalanche bench midway through the second period. ... Tootoo and Colorado's Scott Hannan scuffled briefly in front of the Avalanche crease and both drew roughing penalties in the last 20 seconds of the second period. ... Wolski and Svatos had two assists each for the Avalanche.

swept the homestand and now in 7th place!

12-30-2008, 11:58 AM
we destroyed them last night..good to see random people stepping up every night

12-30-2008, 07:36 PM
well with stastny and sakic out im looking forward to jones,svatos,hensick,wolski and others step up. liles and clark have been playing very good lately and ...7th place now:D

12-30-2008, 10:33 PM
I am happy with the way the defense has stepped up the last three games on the offense. Tomorrow we go for 4!

P.S. Sorry it's been awhile since my last post T.O. Done a little bit of moving the past month.

12-30-2008, 11:46 PM
thats cool.ksneil has been posting again so im happy