Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Colorado, 8 March 2014
Will the Avs be the team that finally ends the Blues’ dominance?
The Tale Of The Tape:
|Colorado Avalanche||St. Louis Blues|
|Patrick “La Colère” Roy||Coach||Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock|
|Matt “Big Dutchy” Duchene (58)||Points Leader||Alexander “The Above Average” Steen (49)|
|Ryan “The Prodigal Son” O’Reilly (24)||Goals Leader||Steen (29)|
|Semyon “The Savior from Samara” Varlamov||Goaltender||Ryan “All-America” Miller|
|None (yet)||Threero||None (yet)|
|Nathan “Big Mac” MacKinnon||Rookie To Watch||–|
|0||Title Belts Won||2|
|0-1 as Challenger, 0-0 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||7-1 as Champion, 2-0 as Challenger|
The schedule is a tough mistress, as Colorado, despite its impressive and surprising season, has only had one prior shot at the title belt, losing to Chicago December 27, who then dropped the Belt to the Blues the next day, from whence St. Louis has held it ever since.
No matter today’s outcome, the Belt will be up for the taking soon. It’s no rest for the weary if St. Louis successfully defends, as they’ll take on the Wild tomorrow night. Colorado, should they win the Belt for the first time, will defend Monday night at home against Winnipeg.