The Seattle Kraken and Colorado Avalanche are headed to Game Seven, which will take place later tonight.
This series has been so entertaining to watch and filled with many surprises, so it’s only right it goes the full seven games. With that being said, let’s look at three things in this final game in the series.
1. Colorado has yet another injury going into Game Seven.
Another Avs player will not be available for Game Seven. It was announced yesterday that Andrew Cogliano suffered a fractured neck and is out indefinitely. Cogliano now joins Valeri Nichushkin and Gabriel Landeskog as important players that don’t have a timetable for return.
The Kraken and Avalanche will go head-to-head tonight in Game Seven.
These players being out hasn’t affected Colorado very much to this point, but Cogliano was a solid top-nine guy. It’ll be interesting to see if this latest injury is finally the one that hinders Colorado.
2. Can Colorado play better at Ball Arena?
Colorado has lost two out of three games at Ball Arena in this series. For whatever reason, Seattle just seems to have something figured out in Colorado. In Game Five, and Game One especially, Seattle dominated in Colorado in all facets of the game.
The Avs have proven that they can win with just their superstars performing and with their secondary scoring as well. It’s time for them to have a complete game at home. They are going to have to correct everything that has gotten them to this point.
3. One of the goaltenders is going to have to step up.
Neither goaltender has been bad in this series, but there hasn’t been a single game where either one of them was lights out and completely stole the series. In a Game Seven, sometimes you need a goaltender to bail you out if things go wrong.
Look at both goaltenders tonight and see how they play. Grubauer and Georgiev have playoff experience although very minimal.