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Avs: Swooping and creeping on the top seed

Published: April 8, 2014, 10:14 pm, by Paul Klee

Hear that, St. Louis?

The Avs are coming for the top seed. 

With Colorado’s dazzling 4-1 win at Edmonton tonight, the Avs are two points behind the Western Conference-leading Blues. The Avs have three games left on their schedule. So do the Blues.

The Blues play at Minnesota, at Dallas, vs. Detroit. A quick math check shows the Blues are 6-1-2 against those three teams. The Avs probably must run the table at Vancouver, San Jose and Anaheim and hope the Blues slip on the ice.

“When we play the way we played like tonight, there’s not many teams that are going to beat us,” star-of-the-game Jean-Sebastien Giguere said on the Altitude broadcast.

With seven wins in their past eight games, the Avs right now are the hottest team in the NHL. Will their rhythm and flow continue into the first round of the playoffs? Who knows. 

Here’s the bigger question: If the top seed is on the line when the Blues close the regular season against Detroit, can Avalanche fans root for the Red Wings?

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