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Avalanche-Red Wings Game Preview

Shane GirouxSenior Analyst IFebruary 15, 2009

The Avalanche took it to the Canadiens on Friday, but with under five minutes remaining, the Avs did what they do best— give up a goal at the most inopportune moment.

The worst part?

I knew it was coming.

Literally seconds before the go-ahead goal was scored, I said "Colorado is notorious for giving up a late goal" and sure as hell, they make me look like a genius.

It’s so sad, but it is the story of the season for this squad.

Odds are ...

… today, they take on the Detroit Red Wings at a sold out Joe Louis Arena.

What are the odds that the Avalanche can again take down their nemesis?

The bookmakers have it at greater than 3-to-1 odds that the Avs will lose.

Ouch.

It's not often you see odds that high.

Can you blame them?

There's obviously no way to know the outcome of a game for certain, but how can anyone truly believe the Avs will beat the Wings today?

Foote back

The Avs did get a spot of good news recently. Not only will Adam Foote be back in the lineup today, but Paul Stastny has been spotted on the ice. Too little, too late but it will still be nice to see Stastny back in the lineup.

Take it to the bank

There are two things to know for certain if the Avalanche come out ahead today: the season is still over and Red Wing fans will blame Gary Bettman.

Game time

The game is a mid-afternoon game, starting at 5:00 p.m. ET, 3:00 p.m. MT.

I'll be getting the altitude feed though since it's an away game, it won't be in hi-def.

Normally, I'm ticked at not getting an HD feed but this time, I'm relieved.

Why?

Because I watched most of the Columbus-Detroit game Friday on the local feed and do you know who's whinier than Wings fans?

Wings announcers.

Related Links:
Avalanche-Red Wings Game Notes
Avalanche-Red Wings Game Preview

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