Hey there to all you out there in PurpleRow land. I hope if you have good sense you'll go to a real hockey blog to get this kinda info, but being as this is a test and all I'll do my best.
The Avs are coming of a 5-2 loss to the Blues, behind a lack luster goaltending performance by Peter Budaj,. Budaj made 21 saves and looked overmatched from the begining. He has had good numbers against the Oilers in the past (11-3-2 & 2.44 GAA) but there is still a good chance we’ll see Andrew Raycroft in net tonight. I believe that Raycroft gives the best chance to win in general. The teams are tied with 45 points each, putting them both 2 points out of the playoffs, so this game/season series could have big playoff implications coming down the stretch if the standings remain similar.
So I’ve given you the vitals, let’s get to commenting GO AVS!