Ryan O’Reilly stared at the floor in front of his locker for quite some time after a Game 7 overtime loss to Minnesota.
The Colorado Avalanche had a magical season but it came to end Wednesday night with a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 7 to the Wild. Patrick Roy said he has mixed feelings about the loss because the season was such a success.
Hockey fans have to love this time of year as there will be three “Game 7s” in the NHL Wednesday night. Of course all Colorado Avalanche fans care about is the one at the Pepsi Center.
Patrick Roy was quite calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all.
Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7.
Twice in the first five games, the Minnesota Wild have been less than 75 seconds away from a victory on the road that has been so rare in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this year.
Mikael Granlund’s diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn’t expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota.
The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.
Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.