Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Colorado at St. Louis, 5 April 2014
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.
Tale of the Tape:
|St. Louis Blues||Colorado Avalanche|
|Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock||Coach||Patrick “La Colère” Roy|
|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|
|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.