Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Colorado at Chicago, 27 December 2013
Tonight at 7 Central (6 Mountain), Colorado gets its first chance at the Conference III Championship Belt.
Will the young upstarts grab the title or will the mighty Blackhawks retain?
Let’s see how they stack up.
The Tale of the Tape:
|Colorado Avalanche||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Patrick “La Colère” Roy||Coach||Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville|
|Matt “Big Dutchy” Duchene (34)||Points Leader||Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (49)|
|Duchene (16)||Goals Leader||Kane (22)|
|Semyon “The Savior from Samara” Varlamov||Goaltender||Antti “
|None (yet)||Threero||Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival|
|Nathan “Big Mac” MacKinnon||Rookie To Watch||Ben “Buzzfeed” Smith|
|0||Title Belts Won||2|
|0-0 as Challenger, 0-0 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||3-1 as Champion, 2-3 as Challenger|
Chicago wrested back the belt by beating Nashville 3-1 Dec. 17, ending the Predators 31-day run that began with a 7-2 defeat of those same Blackhawks. Colorado is the last team to get a belt match and one of only two (Dallas is the other) that’s yet to hold the belt.
If Chicago retains, they have to turn around and defend the belt again tomorrow against St. Louis. Colorado won’t get to rest on their laurels if they win, either; the Avs will face a challenge Sunday against Winnipeg.