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Wild can show progress in rematch from opening night to avalanche

The Wild looked out of sync in its first game of the season, a try where it was slow and…

The Wild looked out of sync in its first game of the season, a try where it was slow and struggling to develop cohesion across the ice.

But since the 4-1 loss on October 4, the wild has recovered – just released a game in control and won four in a row – progress that it can emphasize on Saturday when it is worth the avalanche, the team that caused Wilden on opening night.

“This will be a good test for us, says goalkeeper Devan Dubnyk.

While the wilderness has improved the more games played, the avalanche has not been steadily fixed as one of the best teams in NHL.

It has “probably the best line in the league right now,” says coach Bruce Boudreau, then forward Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen have combined for 23 goals and 53 points through 1

1 games.

“These guys are as good as they are and they are as exciting as it is,” said Boudreau. “[We’re] hope to contain them and that’s why when you’ve looked at why we did not succeed in winning this team we could not contain this line. If we include this line, I think we will have success. “

Colorado has won four straight against the game and has made the team 23-5 in the lead. As Boudreau mentioned, nixing this step will probably depend on how much the impact of the avalanche’s top line is on the game.

“Hopefully, they do not have the puck,” says Eric Staal. “It’s the biggest thing, they’re obviously really good, high confidence. You just have to take away time and space.” All top players you want to make sure they do not have the puck and when they do, there’s someone in the face and not give them time to play.

“They obviously create a lot right now, so it will take everyone on the ice against them to do a job and it will be a good test.

Projected Lineup:

Jason Zucker-Eric Steel Nino Niederreiter

Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Mikael Granlund

Joel Eriksson I-Charlie Coyle-Matt Read

Marcus Foligno-Eric Fehr-JT Brown

Ryan Suter-Matt Dumba

Jonas Brodin-Jared Spurgeon

Nick Seeler-Greg Pateryn

Devan Dubnyk

Key Number:

] 7: Score for friend Mikael Granlund in his last six matches.

1.94: Mean against the average for Dubnyk in his past six matches. 19659002] 10: Points for the avalanche MacKinnon, Rantanen and Landeskog Friday.

3-8: Colorado’s record in other

About the avalanche: ]

Colorado is bound to the highest score in the NHL with 16 amid a 7-2-2 record. With nine goals, MacKinnon and Landeskog were bound to score the goal record in October month. The Rantan’s 20 points and 15 assists are a shy way to bind Avalanche records for the month in each of these categories. Landskog leads the NHL in game-winning goals (four). The lava allows the smallest goals per game in the league and gives up 23 goals in 11 matches.

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