Conference III Championship Belt Tale of Tape: Colorado at Minnesota, 9 October 2014
Tonight the season opens as it should, as Colorado defends the Conference III Belt as the Avs travel to Minnesota.
For the first time in 2014-15, let’s take a look at the match-up.
Tale of the Tape:
|Minnesota Wild||Colorado Avalanche|
|Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo||Coach||Patrick “La Colère” Roy|
|Niklas “The Helsinki Hellion” Backstrom||Goaltender||Semyon “The Savior from Samara” Varlamov|
|None (yet)||Threero||None (yet)|
|N/A||Rookie To Watch||N/A|
|1||Title Belts Won||1|
|1-2 as Challenger, 1-1 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||1-0 as Champion, 1-2 as Challenger|
After not winning the Belt until a March 25 shootout against Nashville, Colorado fought off the Blues 4-0 April 5, which locked up the strap for the summer.
Minnesota, meanwhile, hasn’t held the belt since October 22, 2013 and the Wild’s last challenge came against the Blues March 9 towards the end of St. Louis’ historic 74-day title run.
No matter the result tonight, we’ll have a re-match for the Belt Saturday in Colorado.
Puck drops at 8 Central and 7 PM for our friends in Colorado.