Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Colorado at St. Louis, 5 April 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, in a special Brunchrence III bout, Colorado defends the Conference III Belt for the first time — and maybe the last time of the 2013-14 season — as the Avs visit the St. Louis Blues.

Let’s take a look at the match-up.

The Challenger: St. Louis!

The Challenger: St. Louis!

 

The Champion: Colorado!

The Champion: Colorado!

 

The Belt!

The Belt!

 

Tale of the Tape:

St. Louis Blues Colorado Avalanche
52-17-7 Record 49-21-6
7-3-0 Last 10 6-3-1
Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock Coach Patrick “La Colère” Roy
243 Goals For 233
169 Goals Against 206
Alexander “The Above Average” Steen and T.J. “Whoashie” Oshie (60) Points Leader Matt “Big Dutchy” Duchene (70)
Steen (33) Goals Leader Ryan “The Prodigal Son” O’Reilly and Gabriel “Babe” Landeskog (26)
Ryan “All-America” Miller Goaltender Semyon “The Savior from Samara” Varlamov
None (yet) Threero None (yet)
Dmitrj “Double J” Jaskin Rookie To Watch Nathan “Big Mac” MacKinnon
6’1″ Average Height 6’1″
206 Average Weight 203
3 Title Belts Won 1
3-0 as Challenger, 9-3 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 0-0 as Champion, 1-2 as Challenger

St. Louis will likely have a lot of support from around Conference III in this one. It’s the first winner-keeps-it match in Conference III history. If Colorado is victorious in its first-ever belt defense, it will end the season with the Belt having no division games remaining. If St. Louis wins, everyone except the Avs and Jets are still alive, as detailed here.

St. Louis has never lost as a Belt challenger, so there’s something to watch for. If they are successful again, they’ll defend the Belt tomorrow in Chicago.

Puck drops at 1 Central and noon for our friends in Colorado.

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