NHL PREVIEW – Colorado must win in Dallas, otherwise…

NHL PREVIEW – Colorado must win in Dallas, otherwise…
NHL PREVIEW – Colorado must win in Dallas, otherwise…

The Avalanche look to avoid elimination by visiting the Stars atAmerican Airlines Center for the fifth game of their second round series. Colorado will attempt to overcome a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-seven series for the first time in franchise history (0-5), while Dallas, which has a 12-1 record (. 923) when leading 3-1, will try to make it to the conference finals for the second year in a row.

  • The Avalanche have a few players who have experience in potential elimination games, including Mikko Rantanen (6-5-11 in 10 GP). Rantanen has the third-most points in Avalanche and Nordiques history in those games, behind Joe Sakic (11-11-22 in 22 matches) and Peter Stastny (3-13-16 in 14 matches). He also has the third most goals, behind Sakic and Michael Goulet (8-2-10 in 14 matches).
  • Miro Heiskanenwho leads Dallas with 4-8-12 (11 GP) in the postseason, is 3-7-10 in 14 career-defining games, the second-most points by a defenseman in Stars history. North Stars behind Sergey Zubov (1-11-12 in 15 GP). As for Wyatt Johnston (3-0-3 in 5 GP), he has already scored three career goals in potentially decisive matches, including two series victories (2023 R1 and 2023 R2).

Dallas – Colorado: 02h

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