The Colorado Avalanche took a two-game advantage over the Minnesota Wild, and now they will look to steal a win on the road to take a commanding series lead. 18-year-old Nathan McKinnon was huge for the Avalanche in Game 2 and he’ll look to keep his play at a high level as he returns close to home.
McKinnon played two years of hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school in Minnesota, which is just 50 miles south of St. Paul. If he can tap into his magic once again, the Avalanche will be a very hard team to beat.
While Colorado has been performing well and won the two games on their home ice, head coach Patrick Roy does not want the team to get complacent.
“We just want to remain focused,” Roy said, via ESPN.com. “Can’t make a conclusion after only two wins. Now all we’ve earned is a chance to win Game 3.”
How can you tune in to Monday’s Game 3 match up between the Wild and Avalanche? Here is all of the information you will need in order to catch all of the action:
Date: Monday, April 21
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Venue: Xcel Energy Center
TV Info: NHL Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Avalanche lead, 2-0
Remaining Series Schedule:
|Saturday, April 19||9:30 p.m.||Minnesota at Colorado||NBCSN, TSN|
|Monday, April 21||7 p.m.||Colorado at Minnesota||NHLN U.S., TSN|
|Thursday, April 24||9:30 p.m.||Colorado at Minnesota||CNBC, TSN2|
|*Saturday, April 26||TBD||Minnesota at Colorado||TSN|
|*Monday, April 28||TBD||Colorado at Minnesota||TSN|
|*Wednesday, April 30||TBD||Minnesota at Colorado||TSN|
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