Colorado Avalanche host Pittsburgh Penguins
Sunday at the Pepsi Center in Denver will mark the showdown between two of the best teams there are in their respective conferences. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be guests of the Colorado Avalanche and the match will definitely be a hotly contested one as the best of Conferences collide to establish dominance.
The Penguins are good to go for the playoffs in the Metropolitan Division. They have 103 points and the Boston Bruins have managed to get the first seed as they won the match on Saturday. So the Penguins have a lock for the second seed.
The Avalanche, on the other hand, have 106 points, which makes them 5 points short of the S.t Louis Blues to win the Central Division and Western Conference. The Avalanche have secured the second place in the Division because they are 3 points ahead of Penguins.
The Avalanche have had a great match against the Blues which they won 4-0. They are on a winning streak of 6 games and this is the 3rd time they have established a winning streak in this season.
Avalanche goaltender, Semyon Varlamov, kept the puck out of the net to help the Av's win their 50th game this season.
Head coach, Patrick Roy, said that the team performed extremely well and did not give the opposing team a chance to get on top of them.
"I just felt that we dominated them," Roy said.
The Penguins lost their match on Saturday against the Minnesota Wild as Wild goaltender, Ilya Bryzgalov, gave a hell of a performance by blocking all 20 shots on goal, giving the Wild a 4-0 shutout victory.
Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, said that they would have to plan their coming matches way better to ensure they would not lose the last few games of the season.
"We have to play the right way," Crosby said. "We know what that is. We've done a good job of it. It's just a matter of making sure we find that urgency for the last bit."