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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

How bad are the Avs?

They got shutout tonight.

At home.

By Phoenix.

By Al Montoya.

In his first NHL game. (First to do so since Mike Smith in 2006 for Dallas against Phoenix)

It's the 8th straight loss for Colorado (0-7-1).

Updated Standings:

Tampa Bay Lightning 77 24 36 17 65 (next: Friday at NJ)
Colorado Avalanche 77 31 44 2 64 (next: Sunday at Vancouver -- play 5 games in season's final 8 days)
New York Islanders 76 25 42 9 59 (next: Thursday vs Montreal)

If the Isles go 2-3-1 or worse in their final six games, they will finish 30th regardless of what Tampa Bay or Colorado do.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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