May 27, 2024

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Three keys for Avs to even series

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WINNIPEG — The intrigue in the Colorado Avalanche net has expanded beyond just who might play Tuesday night.

Colorado recalled Ivan Prosvetov from the AHL after practice Monday and sent Arvid Holm back to the Eagles. Prosvetov was the backup goalie for the first half of the season before getting Wally Pipp’d by Justus Annunen. Who might start is one question, but who is going to dress and potentially be ready to come out of the bullpen is now another.

It adds another layer of intrigue for coach Jared Bednar’s big decision for Game 2 of the Avs’ opening-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre. Here are the three keys for the Avalanche:

1. Better goaltending

Duh. The Avs yielded 1.96 expected goals against the Jets in Game 1, per Natural Stat Trick.

Corey Masisak

2024-04-22 16:39:16

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